Martin Skrtel's new contract at Liverpool will be 'finalised soon', according to his agent

Martin Skrtel

Martin Skrtel's current deal expires at the end of next season, but he is expected to extend his stay at the club.

The agent of Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has reiterated the Slovakian's commitment to the club, despite him not signing a new contract at the club just yet.

Skrtel's current deal runs out at the end of next season but Karol Csonto has said an agreement to extend his stay on Merseyside will be finalised soon, and has dismissed any speculation linking him with Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.

Csonto is quoted in the Liverpool Echo as saying: “The only offer which is lying on Martin Skrtel’s table right now is the extension of his contract from Liverpool.

“We have been working on the details, and we will be finalising it soon.

“It is not true that he has some offer from the German club. I don’t know anything even about their interest.”

Skrtel arrived at Anfield in the winter of 2008 from Zenit St Petersburg for around £6 million, per the BBC, when Rafa Benitez was in charge at the club.

After a difficult season two years ago, Skrtel reclaimed his place in the side at the start of the last campaign and has been one of the more consistent performers since then, even when the Reds defence has been the subject of much scrutiny.

Given the impending loss of Steven Gerrard at the end of the season to MLS side LA Galaxy, while Kolo Toure's future looks to lie away from Anfield, it's welcome news that discussions are nearing a conclusion to tie down one of the most experienced members of the Reds’ squad.

Since there has been a lot of uncertainty at the club this season over the contracts of certain players, this is certainly one less headache for Liverpool to worry about.

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