Martin Skrtel gives update on head injury sustained against Arsenal

Martin Skrtel

Skrtel recovered from a nasty cut on his head to head home Liverpool's equaliser against Arsenal in stoppage time.

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel offered an injury update after he sustained a nasty looking head injury in yesterday's 2-2 draw against Arsenal at Anfield.

The Slovakian was accidentally trodden on by Arsenal's Olivier Giroud in the early stages of the second half, and required a lengthy amount of treatment.

It contributed to nine minutes of added time towards the end of the game, when in the seventh minute, Skrtel managed to head home Adam Lallana's corner to salvage a deserved point for the Reds at Anfield.

He put this post on Instagram which showed the true extent of his injury:

Skrtel also told the Liverpool website after the game: "It's alright now. It was quite sore straight after the accident, but that's part of football. I'm just glad I could carry on and be part of the game.

"I'm happy about the goal because it helped the team to get a point. But we're disappointed because after the performance we showed - we were dominating - we deserved more than we got."

His manager has spoken highly of him for his attitude, as well as captain Steven Gerrard, and it is not the first time Skrtel has been strapped up with a head injury and carried on in the game.

The centre-back's fitness is essential for Brendan Rodgers and his side going forward given the Reds have undertaken a system that involves three central defenders, and manages to get their most creative players at the heart of the team. 

Currently there are just the three centre halves available with Dejan Lovren sidelined with a groin problem.

Liverpool will probably feel like they could have taken more from yesterday's game given the dominance they had over proceedings, but the manner of their late rally, especially with 10 men will give great heart to the team, but they know they have to start winning more games on a regular basis, and soon. 

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