Date: 12th February 2014 at 8:17am
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It is hard to believe that Martin Skrtel could have left Liverpool in the summer as he had slipped down Brendan Rodgers’ pecking order. Skrtel did have a poor season last term and there was a lot of talk about him leaving in the summer and the giant defender has admitted that he did think about quitting Anfield.

Speaking in the Liverpool Echo, Skrtel said, “I would be lying if I said I didn’t think about leaving.

“It wasn’t easy for me after last season. I was on the bench in the second part of the season and that was something new for me.

“But it is not easy to leave a club like Liverpool because they are still one of the best clubs in the world. After six years here it was not easy to say ‘okay, I’m leaving’.

“Before this season started I just said to myself ‘I will fight and work very hard to try to show people I am able to play and start the games’.

“I tried to work very hard in training every day and when I got a chance to play I tried to do my best to help the team.

“After games like Saturday’s I am just so glad and so happy that I stayed.

“Liverpool are a massive club and I just wanted to prove to people I am able to play for this club.”

Skrtel has been one of Liverpool’s best players this season even though our defence has leaked in many goals. One just has to look at his performance on Saturday against Arsenal to see how vital he is in the side both in attack and defence.

It would have been a huge blow if Skrtel had left in the summer but thankfully we still have him around. Rodgers bolstered our central defence by brining in Toure, Sakho and Ilori in the summer and now couple that with Skrtel and Agger, we are not short of quality options in the backline. Injuries have not helped though this season but thankfully our depth in that department has carried us through.


2 responses to “Liverpool star: I thought about quitting club last summer”

  1. bjderb says:

    This report is absolute rubbish , the only reason Martin was omitted from the team was to allow Rodgers to cosey up to the Kop Bootle mafia brigade & make sure Carragher was played every game this was & still is the worst mistake Rodgers has made since becoming manager. Skrtel scored as many goals FOR Liverpool in the Arsenal game last week than Carragher did in 17 yrs .

  2. Travor says:

    I am a very big Liverpool supporter, and watch all their games, this season has been the best that I have seen in years, I am glad that Skrtel decided not to leave the club, yes there were one or two errors from his side, but that happens with players giving 150%, last night Toure mad another mistake, but our firing strikers is always trying their best to turn it around to take pressure of the defense.
    Let us take this to the nest level, we are not worried about taking the league, all we want is to improve game on game, the end result will determine if it was enough,

    All the best guys, and thank you Brandon, keep it up. I love my team and my two daughter 3 and 6 years old is mad in love with Liverpool.