MARTIN SKRTEL MOVES TO FENERBAHCE
Martin Skirtel after long-serving career with The Redsswitched to Fenerbahce until 2019.
The gallant defender joined Liverpool in January 2008 from Zenit St Petersburg, he so far had 320 appearances for The Reds with invaluable 18 goals during his memorable career at the club.
The 32-year old had his first Premier League clash at home against Aston Villa 10 days after his arrival, by his great hard work, he become an important centre-back in Liverpool's defence squad – he had the best and most appearance in the 2010-10 English Premier League campaign.
Skrtel took a notable part in the 2012 Liverpool League Cup-winning under Coach Kenny Dalglish as he scored in the Wembley final against Cardiff City, the cup was later decided by a penalty shootout.
The Slovakia international vehemently participated in Liverpool's EPL second positions both in 2008/09 and 2013/14 session appearing 21 and 36 times respectively.
His last goal for The Reds came exactly six years after his first and past the same opponents – against Manchester City in a 4-1 away victory for Jürgen Klopp’s team in November 2015.
The Fenerbahce center-back was a crucial part of the Slovakia team that competed in Euro 2016. He captained the Slovakia national team and featured in every minute of their campaign before they were knocked out by Germany in the round of 16.
Skrtel’s last appearance for Liverpool was in a Premier League draw with West Bromwich Albion on May 15, 2016, he finally sealed a switch to Fenerbahce, who finished third in the Turkish top flight in the recently concluded season.
He participated in 31 of Fenerbahce's 38 Super League matches which he scored two goals and one assist in contribution to his sides 64 points, 13 points behind the champions, Besikstas.