Martin Skrtel: Liverpool ‘dominated’ against the top five this season

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel believes the Reds largely dominated the games against the teams who finished in the top five this term

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

Martin Skrtel has claimed Liverpool largely dominated the games against the top five Premier League teams this season.

Brendan Rodgers’ men endured a mixed start to the Northern Irishman’s reign before improving in the second half of the season and climbing the table.

Liverpool picked up just eight points out of a possible 30 from the clubs which finished in the top five places this term, despite producing competitive performances.

And Skrtel admitted the Reds were left to rue their poor finishing which cost them vital points.

“I think so because we can see there were games where we played really well but just couldn’t get the points because we couldn’t score enough goals,” Skrtel told Liverpool’s website.

“But if you watch the games – we played against the teams from the top four, top five – those are games we dominated or it was 50-50 so I think we improved this season. I hope the results will be better in the future.”

Skrtel fell out of favour in the second half of the season after Jamie Carragher, who retired in May, rediscovered some of his best form.

And the Slovakia international is hoping to improve his positional play in order to hold down a regular starting spot in Rodgers’ side next term.

“I’m 28 years old now and can say I’m experienced but you can always learn something new and that’s what I try to do every single day in sessions,” he added.

“I try to improve my positional play and my game with the ball, so every single day I can improve something and that’s what I try to do.”

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