Liverpool transfers: Martin Skrtel to Napoli is impossible, says agent

Liverpool transfers: Martin Skrtel's agent plays down the chances of the defender following Rafael Benitez to Napoli

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Martin Skrtel signed a long-term deal with Liverpool last summer Photo: md.faisalzaman, via Flickr

Martin Skrtel is likely to remain at Liverpool despite speculation linking the defender with Napoli, according to the Slovakian’s agent.

The 28-year-old’s future at the Merseyside outfit is in doubt after the centre-half was limited to 23 Premier League starts under Reds boss Brendan Rodgers this season.

Skrtel, who penned a new long-term deal with the club last summer, has expressed his dismay following his “worst season” at Liverpool since joining the Merseyside outfit in 2008.

Newly-appointed Napoli boss Rafael Benítez was responsible for bringing the Slovakia international to the Reds in a £6.5m deal from Zenit St Petersburg.

But Skrtel’s agent Karol Csonto does not envisage the Liverpool defender linking up with his former manager in Naples.

“It’s not possible; I consider it a very difficult deal,” Csonto told calciomercato.it.

“I like Napoli and I have great respect for this club, but Martin still has a three-year contract with Liverpool and the most likely outcome is that he remains there.”

And on his client’s relationship with Benítez, Csonto added: “They spent three years together, establishing a good relationship with him, but I repeat now that this suggestion is impossible.”

Skrtel has scored nine goals in 206 appearances for Liverpool after completing a £6.5m move from Zenit St Petersburg in 2008.

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