Martin Skrtel - Liverpool's best defender against Leicester City

Martin Skrtel

Martin Skrtel put in a strong performance for Liverpool against Leicester.

Martin Skrtel stood out among Liverpool's defenders in a 3-1 win away to Leicester City.

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet did little to cover himself in glory with an own goal to put the Reds 1-0 down, with they equalised quickly through Adam Lallana.

The defence played a key part in helping the obviously nervous Belgian come under too much more pressure, with the Slovakian centre-back leading the way.

  Won TacklesInterceptionsAerial Duels WonAccurate CrossesShots BlockedAssistsGoalsTotalMins Played
Martin Skrtel 2 1 8 0 4 0 0 15 90
Glen Johnson 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 8 90
Alberto Moreno 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 45
Javier Manquillo 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 45
Kolo Touré 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 90

Stacking up the performance of the defenders who featured, by adding up their various attributes, Skrtel was by far the best Liverpool star in the backline.

He blocked four efforts from Leicester's attackers, with his fellow defenders failing to do so even once between them.

The 29-year-old was also dominant in the air, winning more aerial duels than the rest of the team's defenders combined.

Javier Manquillo should also warrant a mention, making more interceptions in 45 minutes than the rest of the team did across the whole game.

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