Liverpool transfers: Martin Skrtel is ‘happy at Anfield’
Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers insists that Martin Skrtel is "happy" at the club, despite limited opportunities this season
Brendan Rodgers has moved to play down suggestions that Martin Skrtel could be set for a Liverpool exit this summer by insisting that the defender is “happy” at Anfield.
Defender Skrtel has been limited to just three starts for the Reds since Jamie Carragher’s return to action back in January.
But with Carragher set to retire at the end of the season, Rodgers insisted that the 28-year-old Skrtel is very much part of his plans for the future.
“He’s happy here, he’s not in any rush to leave but players want to play,” Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo. “I haven’t had any concerns with Martin at all, his attitude has been first class.
“It is important they know where they stand and he knows where they stand.
“He is very much a part of what we are trying to do here.
“We are trying to build up a group with a winning mentality and he’s got a winning mentality. It’s just unfortunate he lost his place.”
Skrtel was linked with a move to Manchester City before signing a new contract at Anfield in 2012.