Photo: Liverpool defender’s son makes his Anfield debut against Spurs

Martin Skrtel was thrilled to see his son make his Anfield debut as a Liverpool mascot on Tuesday night

Liverpool’s future appears to be in safe hands after Martin Skrtel’s son made his Anfield debut as Liverpool were 3-2 winners against Tottenham on Tuesday night.

The Slovakia international turned 30 in December, so Brendan Rodgers is presumably preparing for the eventuality that Skrtel may hang up his boots in the next four or five years.

But the Liverpool centre-half has already found the Northern Irish his long-term replacement: his son.

Matteo, who is three-years old, donned the Liverpool kit to become the club’s mascot for the visit of Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

And Skrtel spoke of his pride on Instagram as he posted a collage of photos of his son soaking up the Anfield atmosphere with his father and captain Steven Gerrard.

“What a game!!!massive win and great character!showed that winning mentality!!well done and keep going!! Matteo made his debut at anfield as a team mascot!!!so proud of him!!YNWA” Skrtel wrote on Instagram.

Skrtel has been ever-present in Liverpool’s defence this season, scoring one goal in 22 Premier League games.

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The Slovakian has made 277 appearances for the Merseyside outfit following his switch from Zenit St Petersburg in 2007.

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