Photo: Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel shows off Slovakia awards

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel wins Slovakia's fans' player of the year award

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel shows of his Slovakia awards Photo: Martin Skrtel/Instagram

Although Martin Skrtel finished second behind Marek Hamsik in the Slovakia player of the year awards, the Liverpool defender was still pretty happy to be named fans’ player of the year.

The 30-year-old defender, who was banned for three games after the FA found the Liverpool man guilty of stamping on David De Gea, has been ever-present in the Slovakia side in recent years.

Skrtel, though, does lack the glamour of his Mohawk-sporting tema-mate Hamsik, who have been heavily linked with a move from Napoli to the Premier League amid reported interest from Arsenal and Manchester United.

But the Liverpool centre-half still appears to be a popular player amongst his fellow Slovakians after scooping the fans’ player of the year ahead of his Napoli rival.

Skrtel posted the above snap and wrote: “Slovakian player of the year….2nd place! Fans favourite player….1st place!!! Congratulations to @m_hamsik_17”

The Slovakia international has played a key part in Liverpool’s season so far, scoring one goal in 27 Premier League appearances.

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