Martin Skrtel has revealed the manner in which the Reds lost out on the Premier League title hit him hard over the summer months.
The Reds agonizingly missed out on the title during the final two weeks of the season, having needed just seven points from their remaining three Premier League matches to be crowned champions for the first time in since 1990.
“It was very disappointing because we’d been leading the league and fighting for the first place and lost it at the end of the season – the last three games of the season,” the Slovakian told Sky Sports.
“It took me two or three weeks after the season, thinking about that. It was in my head and I was trying to find the reasons why it happened.
“After that, looking back I think if somebody told us before the season we could finish second it would be a great result for us.
“At the end of the day I think it was a successful season for us.”
Skrtel has been at the club since January 2008, when Rafael Benitez signed the defender from Russian outfit Zenit St Petersburg.
And having made his 250th appearance for the Reds last week, Skrtel admits he is proud to have been at the club for the past seven years.
“To be honest, when I signed the contract for Liverpool I didn’t think and believe I would stay there for such a long time,” Skrtel added.
“It’s seven years there and I’ve enjoyed that. Now Liverpool is like my second home and we’ll see how long or how many more years I’ll stay there.”