The Reds are thought to close to tying down defender Martin Skrtel to a new long-term contract, as Brendan Rodgers continues his preparations for the club’s future.
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It’s news that will come as a huge boost to Liverpool fans, who have been eager to see the defender join the likes of Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge in signing their new deals.
According to the Daily Mirror, the Slovakian will be awarded a three-year extension on his current contract, meaning his new deal won’t expire until the summer of 2019.
The Mirror explain that both Napoli and Wolfsburg have expressed an interest in poaching the 30-year-old away from Anfield, but now look set to be left disappointed, with Skrtel preferring to extend his stay on Merseyside.
Skrtel first joined us from Zenit St Petersburg in 2008 and has since become a key figure in Brendan Rodgers’ youthful dressing-room. He’s approaching 300 games for the Reds and could succeed Jordan Henderson as vice-captain next season, when Steven Gerrard leaves for the MLS.