Defender commits future to Liverpool

Updated: August 21, 2012
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Martin Skrtel has committed his future to Liverpool F.C by signing a new long-term contract with the club.

The 27-year-old defender, who was Liverpool’s Player of the Season last term, had attracted interest from a number of clubs this summer, most notably Manchester City.

But the Slovakia international centre-back has revealed he has no intention of leaving and wants to write his name into Anfield folklore.

Having held talks with the Liverpool board, Skrtel put pen to paper on a new long-term deal following Monday’s training session. Liverpool have given no details of the length of the deal.

“I’m happy because I am a part of one of the biggest clubs in the world,” said Skrtel.

“After last season there was a lot of talk about my future but I have to say that the first priority for me was always to sign a new deal with Liverpool.

“For me it’s a great thing to play for Liverpool. I am proud to play for Liverpool with these great players – probably some of the best players in the world.

“I hope I can create history at this club and that the fans will always remember me – that’s my target for the future.”

Skrtel joined the Reds from Zenit St Petersburg in 2008 for £6 million and has made 175 appearances for the club since.

Of his own performances, he added: “I can say the last two seasons were really good for me – probably the best two seasons of my career.”

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