Liverpool’s Skrtel denies Wolfsburg interest



martin skrtel

martin skrtel

Liverpool centre back Martin Skrtel has told Liverpool fans he is happy at the club and denies any interest from Wolfsburg.

The Slovakian international has been Liverpool’s ever-present at the back this season and has made 27 appearances for the club.

Despite being picked every week, Skrtel has come in for some criticism from fans for his displays, but has looked much better since Kenny Dalglish took over from sacked Roy Hodgson.

Wolfsburg, who have recently parted company with former England manager Steve McLaren, have money burning a hole in their pockets after the sale of Edin Dzeko to Manchester City for more than £30million and are reported to be interested in Skrtel.

The 26 year-old insists however that he is happy where he is and has no intention of leaving the Premier League club.

Skrtel, who has three-and-a-half years of his contract left to run on Merseyside, said, “I have learned about the interest of Wolfsburg only from the internet and don’t even know how true this news is.”

“One thing is for sure, though – I have a valid contract with Liverpool, I am happy there and if they are happy with me, too, I am not going anywhere.”

Skrtel only played the last six minutes of the Europa League draw against Sparta Prague last week, but had no complaints for his manager about not starting.

“It was the manager’s decision not to have me in the starting line-up and I fully respect it. I didn’t try to find out why he had decided that way,” Skrtel continued.

“The manager changed the defensive system to three centre backs late in the game as we expected Sparta to send long balls out to (Leonard) Kweuke and (Tomas) Pekhart.”

Talking about the second leg at Anfield, the defender added, “He took down one striker and sent me on, out of which it was clear we did not want to concede a late goal to keep it 0-0. I think this result is good for us for the second leg, but we need to be more offensive,”

“I believe that we will score some goals and advance. We had expected the long winter break to show on Sparta, but it did not show on their game and they could have won.

“From Sparta I was impressed most by Kweuke, who is strong on the ball and in my eyes he was their best player.

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