Photo: Liverpool defender shows his softer side with couple snap

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has a reputation for being a hard man but he appears to be a softie really

Liverpool centre-half Martin Skrtel and his wife Photo: Martin Skrtel/Instagram

Martin Skrtel may have a reputation as a hardnosed Premier League defender, but the Liverpool man is seemingly a bit of a softie off the pitch.

The Slovakia international was one of the more consistent performers in Brendan Rodgers’s squad last season in a largely disappointing campaign for the Reds.

Skrtel has reaffirmed his commitment to Liverpool with a contract extension last weeks after speculation suggested the former Zenit St Petersburg man could leave Anfield this summer.

And the Liverpool centre-half looked blissfully happy as he posed alongside his wife of three years, Barbora, on Friday for a photo which he posted on Instagram.

Skrtel wrote the following caption: “Mr and Mrs….”

Skrtel, who joined Liverpool from Zenit St Petersburg in 2007, has scored one goal in 30 Premier League appearances this season, racking up 2,700 top-flight minutes.

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The Liverpool centre-half as a key part of the Merseyside outfit’s title bid last term, scoring seven times in 36 league games.

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