Is every part of Liverpool summer to be played out in the media? Martin Skrtel, 30, has told everyone the contract Liverpool have offered him is “unacceptable”.
As his current deal enters its final year, Skrtel told Slovakia’s Aktualne news:
“Sure. 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. I am still waiting for the new contract. I still have a contract running with the club.
“There was some speculation about interest from other clubs but that is not coming from me. Now I am with the national team and will be going on holiday after that.”
Good of Skrtel to mention in an interview that speculation over other clubs does not come from him. While not exactly a ‘come and get me’ plea, Skrtel has reminded Liverpool of his status. They’d be foolish to let him go.