Are you seriously saying he's been at the heart of every defensive problem since he's been here? Don't talk f**king stupid.
Are you Slovakian?
The lad is sh*te. end of. He wouldn't get a game for any of our rivals chasing the same silverware we are. end of.
We defend far better without him in the team. More recently, this season just gone, look at the improvement both Sakho and Lovren made in their form once Skrtel was injured & then benched. To some extent, Mignolets form also improved. Is that just a co-incidence to you then?
For such a tough defender who bounces into burger king and demands a big mac and gets one it was embarrassing watching him mark physical forwards who are all about hold up play. The likes of Droga just used to laugh and bully him.
Very rarely do you see Skrtel win a header and for years we have suffered conceding so many goals from set pieces and yes, he has been at the heart of it.
Lost count how many own goals he has scored and I was sick and tired of watching him pull shirts in the box/dangerous positions outside the box too.
Am I blaming him entirely
for our defensive problems in the last how many years? No im not. So put your dummy back in. I said he was at the heart of it. Which he was. He has been here 8 seasons and made hundreds of appearances for us. Therefore, it can't be disputed.
Im sure ive seen carragher slate him somewhere too basically saying he is sh*te. Now as a footballer I didn't think carragher was particular special either, but I do appreciate his knowledge on the game.
Lets just see next season shall we how we get on going into a season where Martin Skrtel isn't first choice CB for us. I strongly predict we will defend far better as a team and it will be so much more refreshing to watch and we won't be leaking in anywhere near the silly goals we are used to. Lets just wait and see if we miss Martin Skrtel shall we.
I didn't say you
said he was the best either. For somebody playing for Liverpool and spending 8 years here, making hundreds of appearances for us and never establishing himself as one of the leagues best or even our own best is quite incredible really. No wonder we have been stuck in mediocrity for so many years when our fans think players like Skrtel are brilliant.