Liverpool fans are rolling their eyes here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they hear the latest story coming from Metro, who seem to think that Martin Skrtel is unhappy with the new contract offer the club have put forward to him.
Now as one of our regulars notes over a quick game of pool with our landlord, the fact that Liverpool are not in the Champions League this season and struggled to get a top six finish after a shocking season does not really put them in a position to land the best players out there – and keeping someone who knows the club and has proven he can defend and mix it up with the best of the Premier League is a massive plus for the Reds and something they simply need to keep.
Given they look like losing Raheem Sterling, we think that the board need to put their hands in their pocket and give the defender an improved contract with terms that he feels appreciated on.
Liverpool fans. How vital is keeping Skrtel going to be? Would you be happy to let him leave and bring in another defender? Let us know your thoughts below.