Skrtel reveals surprising reason he enjoys playing at Anfield

Liverpool centre back Martin Skrtel has explained why he enjoys playing loud and vibrant games at Anfield.

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has explained to the club’s website that he enjoys it when the atmosphere is so intense at Anfield, he can’t hear his teammates.

Normally that would be a worry for any defence because of communication between players, but it’s definitely an advantage for Liverpool.

Anfield is one of the most intimidating grounds for any away side to play at and they need to make the most of that positive over the rest of the season.

“It's always an advantage to play at home because of the fans and the atmosphere,” said the defender.

“For the last 10 minutes, you couldn't hear a single word on the pitch (against Manchester City). We couldn't talk between each other because the crowd was so loud. That's what we like and we enjoy that.”

Liverpool struggled over the first part of the season, but they have finally started to produce some of their best form under the system Brendan Rodgers has developed.

The Reds face games against Swansea and arch rivals Manchester United before the end of the month, which demonstrates the difficult challenge they’re facing to secure Champions League football for next season.

The game against United comes in front of the Anfield crowd, who will be all over United like a rash if the side are still chasing a European spot.

It’s cliché but the Anfield crowd can be the side’s 12th man over the rest of the campaign and it’s important that Skrtel, and other players, find ways to communicate effectively if they can’t hear each other as a result.

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