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LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 31, 2015: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel in action against Chelsea during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Besiktas ‘open talks’ to sign Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel – report

With Martin Skrtel’s influence at Liverpool waning in 2016, the Slovak could be set to join Turkish side Besiktas at the end of the season.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 4, 2015: Liverpool's Lucas Leiva looks dejected after Arsenal score the fourth goal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Lucas Leiva could join Besiktas on loan “within the next two days”

Lucas Leiva could be on his way to Besiktas this summer, with the Turkish side confirming talks with Liverpool over a season-long loan.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Besiktas JK's Veli Kavlak during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Besiktas 1-0 Liverpool (Besiktas 5-4 Pens): Nothing Football Match

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match against Besiktas JK at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. Back row L-R: Mario Balotelli, Dejan Lovren, Martin Skrtel, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Emre Can, Kolo Toure. Front row L-R: Daniel Sturridge, Alberto Moreno, Raheem Sterling, Joe Allen, Jordon Ibe. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool still have plenty to play for – Mignolet

Video: Brendan Rodgers on Liverpool’s Europa League exit

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren blazes the vital fifth penalty over the bar and misses against Besiktas JK in the shoot-out after a 1-1 aggregate draw during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers defends Dejan Lovren penalty miss

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match against Besiktas JK at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers reflects on Liverpool’s Europa League exit

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match against Besiktas JK at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. Back row L-R: Mario Balotelli, Dejan Lovren, Martin Skrtel, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Emre Can, Kolo Toure. Front row L-R: Daniel Sturridge, Alberto Moreno, Raheem Sterling, Joe Allen, Jordon Ibe. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Besiktas 1-0 Liverpool: Player Ratings

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli inspects the pitch before the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match against Besiktas JK at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs Besiktas: Balotelli starts, Emre Can in midfield

Kolo Toure, Alberto Moreno and Daniel Sturridge come into the Liverpool side for Thursday evening’s Europa League last-32 second-leg encounter with Besiktas in Istanbul.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Wednesday, February 25, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a press conference at the Sabiha Gokcen Airport Hotel ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match against Besiktas JK. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Predicted Liverpool lineup vs Besiktas: Can into midfield and Toure to start

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Wednesday, February 25, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a press conference at the Sabiha Gokcen Airport Hotel ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match against Besiktas JK. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Besiktas vs Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers confident despite injuries

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 25, 2015: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge and Jordon Ibe during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match against Besiktas JK. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Henderson and Sakho miss Liverpool training ahead of Besiktas trip

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 19, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson shakes hands with Mario Balotelli as he celebrates scoring the winning goal against Besiktas JK from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mario Balotelli Penaltygate Only Strengthens Jordan Henderson’s Claim for Liverpool Captaincy

A little bit of controversy and the media are ready to pounce. Danny Gallagher looks back at the over-hyped fallout from Thursday night’s “penaltygate” during Liverpool’s 1-0 victory over Besiktas.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 19, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson shakes hands with Mario Balotelli as he celebrates scoring the winning goal against Besiktas JK from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

3 Competitions and 3 Wins as Liverpool’s Diversity Shines Through

Video: Brendan Rodgers post Besiktas on penalty drama

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 19, 2015: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg match against Besiktas JK at Anfield. Front row L-R: Daniel Sturridge, Mamadou Sakho, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Martin Skrtel, Emre Can, Jordon Ibe. Front row L-R: Jordan Henderson, Alberto Moreno, Joe Allen, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Philippe Coutinho Correia. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool player ratings in 1-0 win over Besiktas

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 19, 2015: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring the first goal against Besiktas JK from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool 1-0 Besiktas: Balotelli penalty gives Reds narrow first-leg lead

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 19, 2015: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg match against Besiktas JK at Anfield. Front row L-R: Daniel Sturridge, Mamadou Sakho, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Martin Skrtel, Emre Can, Jordon Ibe. Front row L-R: Jordan Henderson, Alberto Moreno, Joe Allen, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Philippe Coutinho Correia. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs Besiktas: One change for Reds

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 18, 2015: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge and manager Brendan Rodgers during a press conference ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st leg match against Besiktas JK at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Predicted Liverpool lineup vs Besiktas: Balotelli to partner Sturridge up front?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 18, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a press conference ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st leg match against Besiktas JK at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers on Besiktas, Ba and Europa League priorities

Video: Brendan Rodgers & Daniel Sturridge pre-Besiktas press conference