Photo: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel plants a boot in the face of Czech opponent

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel missed the ball and played the man in Slovakia's recent match against Czech Republic.

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is having an outstanding campaign for his club this season but the enduring image from his latest outing is one of him accidently kicking Daniel Kolar in the face.

The two men were going head-to-head in Slovakia’s international friendly against the Czech Republic earlier this week, and Skrtel’s high boot inadvertently found the side of Kolar’s face as you can see in the image above.

HITC’s Top Corner Twitter account – well worth a follow if you like funny pictures and football banter – has added a caption to an image that is likely to get Skrtel some stick when he returns to domestic matters with Liverpool.

That said, his Reds teammates know all too well what a great defender he is and that his first thought is always winning the ball – usually to great effect.

He did not manage that this time. But that should not take away from what has been a brilliant individual campaign, with the centre-back excelling in Liverpool’s recently adopted 3-5-2 formation.

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