Liverpool fans react on Twitter to reports of Martin Skrtel's new contract

Martin Skrtel

Martin Skrtel has committed to a new deal, according to reports, after fairly protracted discussions.

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has agreed a new contract at the club, according to the Liverpool Echo as well as other sources.

The Slovakian has reportedly rejected a move to join Serie A side Inter Milan in the process, and ends several months of talks. 

There were concerns he wouldn't sign a new deal but manager Brendan Rodgers will be pleased to have one of his more experienced members of the side committed to a new deal - especially after losing the wise heads of Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson. 

He has been Rodgers' first choice centre-back whenever he has been available, usually partnering either Dejan Lovren or Mamadou Sakho. Skrtel would follow fellow defender Kolo Toure and Andre Wisdom in signing a new deal. 

The reaction among Liverpool fans was mixed - some were very happy but there has been some scathing criticism of the defender, saying it was indicative of the mediocre season Liverpool had last term where they finished outside the Champions League places, and without silverware. 

He was, however, part of a defence that broke a 30-year clean sheet record in the top flight away from home during the second half of the season - and seemed to relish the role in the back three - but has struggled like the rest of the defenders at other times. 

Here is a flavour of the reaction on Twitter: 











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