The Slovakian centre-half could struggle for regular minutes under Jurgen Klopp next term, with the German set for his first transfer window as Liverpool manager.
Recruiting the 31-year-old, who has spent the past eight years in the Premier League with the Reds, would be a bold move by Boro, who finished second behind Burnley in the Championship this past season to seal promotion.
Skrtel, who has two years to go on his contract, would be a major signing for Middlesbrough, but there is also a question regarding his wages.
At 31, the Liverpool man may tempted abroad in a move which may prove much more lucrative, and many Middlesbrough fans, if their Twitter reaction is anything to go by, would rather see him move abroad than join the Riverside Stadium club it seems.
@EverythingMFC um no he's awful and have terrible attitude, rather look somewhere else than him— Reino Auzan Rifqi (@ReinoAR) June 1, 2016
@EverythingMFC he would be a great signing... Some Boro supporters haven't got a clue! He is a very solid centre half.— Chris Garbutt (@YoungGarbo) May 31, 2016
@EverythingMFC No thanks our defence is solid we need a new striker and attacking mid before anything else. Possibly a new DM too.— Hendo (@TaylorNikola76) May 31, 2016
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp