Liverpool can shock Manchester City when both sides clash in the Premier League. For City it seemed it was their title to lose from weeks back as Jose Mourinho, Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte threw the towel in.
England will be coming up against a familiar position in the form of Martin Skrtel when the team takes on Slovakia in a World Cup 2018 qualifying match this weekend.
England will be taking a huge step towards qualifying for the World Cup with a victory in the game, but one of the biggest challenges for Gareth Southgate’s team may come in the form of Martin Skrtel. The former Liverpool defender was not required by manager Jurgen Klopp just over 12 months ago, and this led to his departure from English football. He had been the mainstay at Liverpool for more than six years after having been brought in by former boss Rafa Benitez for around £ 6 million.
Former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel terrified fans on TV as he returned to Wembley Stadium when England hosted Slovakia in a World Cup qualifier. The ex Reds star scared many going by online accounts of the event during the national anthem as he previously caused an uproar for the use of a weird hairnet – which acted as a bandage holder – during training ahead of the clash.
As the camera man ran through the array of stars for the game, the Slovakian skipper stared into the lens. Though it was just for seconds, its intensity was scary especially as his face appeared on HD TV.
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.
Back on October of 2016, Fenerbahce travelled to Old Trafford in order to face off with Manchester United for the group stages of the Europa League.
During this match in specific, the Slovakian defender Martin Skrtel was booed every single time that he touched the ball.
Liverpool long time star Lucas Leiva is set to be axed this summer, according to reports.
The relevance of the Brazilian is always a source of debate amongst fans but this time it seems both sides of the divide are in consonance. After a decade at the Merseyside, Leiva would likely end his stay.
Slovakia defender, Jan Durica believes the Three Lions’ win over Slovakia in the FIFA World Cup qualifier match on Sunday was fixed by the match officials.
Adam Lallana netted a 95th minute winner for the Gareth Southgate tutored side, with Slovakia skipper Martin Skrtel sent off after been cautioned twice during the encounter.
The 35-year-old defender Durica who plays his club football for Turkish side Trabzonspor believes there was some foul play at work during the fixture.
Liverpool fans have likened Ragnar Klavan as someone who is capable of committing silly mistakes like former defender Martin Skrtel.
Klavan was at fault for a recent goal conceded at Southampton. Both teams were up against each other in the EFL Cup semi-final looking to progress to the final of the competition. Liverpool reached the final last season only to be beaten by Manchester City. This was the second loss in a final for the team. Nathan Redmond scored the only goal of the game in the final few minutes to give Southampton a slender advantage in terms of the aggregate score.
“Always passionate, playing or not.”
This was one of the things fans had to say about good old Martin upon the confirmation of his move from Liverpool to Fenerbahce on July 14, 2016. Martin Skrtel is a football center back born in Handlova, Slovakia and currently plies his trade in the Turkish league with Fenerbahce.
On November 3 of the ongoing year,Fenerbahce received Manchester United at the ŞükrüSaracoğlu Stadium in Ishtabul and they managed to secure a 2-1 triumph over the Premier League titans.
Martin Skrtel performed during the entirety of that match and he wasted no time in voicing his joy after being able to defeat the rival club of his former team. As a former Liverpool player, being able to overcome Manchester United is something that feels more significant for him.