Martin Skrtel: the Fate of the Champions League is Once Again in the Hands of Martin

A familiar face and everyone’s favorite Martin Skrtel once again in the news to do the business on the pitch for Liverpool despite leaving Anfield a few years ago. Martin Skrtel, former Reds defender at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium starts for Fenerbahce against Benfica with. In order to move to the next round of the Champions League, the Turks will be required to defeat a deficit which now reads at 1 - 0.

A Fenerbahce win should work out favorably for Liverpool, they will move up to the second position if the team Benefica will not be able to make it to the group stage and the side of Klopp is also one of the highest ranked side of the competition. Skrtel’s last appearance in the Champions League was for the Liverpool team in the year 2014 against Basel.

The player from Slovakia has known many things about making or breaking the nights of the Champions League especially in front of a home crowd that is extremely vocal. The players need to take up the field against a crowd that will be close to 50,000 in the count.

“Martin has always been an important figure in the side of Benitez and it was the same team that reached“
the quarterfinals in 2009 and the semifinals in 2008. The team is also looking to avoid three losses in the row, and the Liverpool team will hope that the defender will use his previous skills to “ensure that the victory“ is obtained this time.

It will be interesting to see how Liverpool will fare in the remaining of the tournament, and it will be difficult for them to ease through the ranks because of the competition offered to them.