Fans have their say on Skrtel – divided on “great servant” description

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Martin Skrtel might have sullied his reputation somewhat in the last few weeks (mainly due to comments about Daniel Sturridge and Jurgen Klopp) – but we at Empire of the Kop think the stats speak for themselves.

The Slovakian hardman made 320 appearances for Liverpool since joining in 2008. According to, that puts him 55th in the list of all-time appearances for the club.

He might not be a Gerrard or a Carragher, but in a club that’s almost 125 years old, it’s mightily impressive – he’s firmly in the “great servant” category.

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Some fans, however, disagree. It seems not everyone thinks he’s been a devoted and committed player for almost a decade, which is a shame.

Here’s some of the Twitter reaction after his move to Fenerbahce was all-but completed:

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