Liverpool star Martin Skrtel jokes he wouldn’t mind playing Manchester City every week

Martin Skrtel

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel scored during his side’s 4-1 win over Manchester City.

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel joked that he wouldn’t mind facing Manchester City every week as he scored his side’s fourth during their 4-1 rout at the Etihad Stadium, the BBC report.

The Slovakia international has a decent record against City, previously finding the net three times against them while boasting a considerably better head-to-head record.

The Reds entered the encounter as underdogs but came flying out of the traps, racing into an astonishing three-goal lead with just 32 minutes on the clock.

Despite a mini revival from the hosts, Liverpool stood firm in the second period and wrapped up the game 10 minutes from time as Skrtel crashed his side into an unassailable 4-1 lead.

Speaking to the BBC after the match, Skrtel praised his side’s brilliant performance before stating that he wouldn’t mind facing Manuel Pellegrini’s side more often.

“The way we played in the first half was brilliant. It is the fourth goal I have scored against City - I wouldn't mind playing them every week;” the defender joked.

Aside from his goal, Skrtel contributed greatly to the Merseysiders’ victory as he recorded two tackles, six interceptions and a highly impressive ten effective clearances over the course of the 90 minutes.

Considering he was playing alongside Dejan Lovren, who stepped in for the injured Mamadou Sakho, Skrtel was at ease with his makeshift defensive partnership and lead by example.

Watching on and commenting via Twitter, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher was delighted with his former side’s defending while joking how he taught Skrtel to finish during their time together at Melwood.

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for MANCHESTER CITY team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch