Former Wolverhampton Wanderers and Queens Park Rangers striker Jay Bothroyd has suggested on social networking Twitter that Liverpool should sort out Martin Skrtel’s contract as soon as possible.
Bothroyd made the suggestion in the wake of the Slovakia international defender's claim that the deal that he has been offered is not good enough.
The Guardian report that the centre-back has been asked to sign a contract which is dependent on playing a high percentage of matches.
Skrtel is not happy with the offer and is quoted as saying by The Guardian: "I think a contract like this is offered to players who are much older than me or to players who have had some health complications.
“But I feel good and not so old to sign this contract. Also I think my health is OK. The contract offered is unacceptable for me; this is the reason why I didn’t sign it.”
Bothroyd believes that Liverpool should sort out the situation and avoid losing Skrtel.
Liverpool should wrap up that skertel deal quick before they loose another top player...— Jay bothroyd (@jaybothroyd) June 4, 2015
Skrtel has been on the books of Liverpool since 2008 and has a contract with the Premier League outfit until June 2016.
The Slovakian is arguably the best central defender in the current Reds squad, and it would be a huge loss to Brendan Rodgers’s side if he was to leave this summer.
Perhaps Liverpool believe that Skrtel is getting to a stage when he will need to be replaced.