Martin Skrtel's move to Fenerbahce almost done according to club president

Liverpool's Martin Skrtel during training

Skrtel looks set to leave Liverpool following more than eight years on Merseyside.

Liverpool's Martin Skrtel during training

Martin Skrtel's transfer to Fenerbahce is almost done according to the Turkish club's president Aziz Yildirim, in an interview with Turkish outlet AMK Spor.

The Liverpool defender is set to leave in a deal worth £5.5 million, according to the Daily Mail, as he goes in search of first-team football. 

Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp and Martin Skrtel after the match

The Slovakian had fallen out of favour under Jurgen Klopp with the trio of Dejan Lovren, Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure all preferred ahead of him for the second half of last season.

Toure has been released by the club while Sakho's future still remains uncertain as the Reds await the final outcome from UEFA regarding a doping violation. 

Joel Matip arrived at the club on a free transfer from Schalke while Joe Gomez - who spent much of last season on the sidelines because of an ACL injury picked up in October - could also be used a centre-back by the Reds next term.

England's Jamie Vardy in action with Slovakia's Martin Skrtel

Skrtel had suggested that he was putting off thinking about his club future until after Slovakia's Euro 2016 campaign, which came to an end with a 3-0 defeat to Germany on Sunday. 

The defender signed for £6.5 million from Zenit St Petersburg back in January 2008 and has made 320 appearances for the club, scoring 18 goals. He was part of the Liverpool side that won the League Cup back in 2012, which saw him score in the final against Cardiff City.

Liverpool's Martin Skrtel during training

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