Skrtel inspired by Bellamy in training

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has revealed that watching teammate Craig Bellamy in training has helped inspire his greatest form, liverpoolfc.tv reports.

The Slovakian centre-back has been a commanding presence at the heart of the defence this season, helping Liverpool keep 10 clean sheets so far. Skrtel scored in the Carling Cup final last weekend and helped bring silverware to Anfield for the first time since 2006. The 27 year old has revealed that he watches Bellamy’s exploits in training and the Welshman’s desire to improve each day has a positive influence on him.

Skrtel said: ‘You see people like Bellars; ones who give everything every day. He has been very successful for a long time, but he still wants to be the best. You have to have that attitude. I am 27 now and I think I can still improve. Experience has a lot to do with it. As you get older, you learn how to deal with success and failure’.

Skrtel’s goal against Cardiff was his fourth of the season so far, which doubles the amount of times he managed to find the net in the whole of last season. Skrtel insists that he is happy to score goals for Kenny Dalglish’s side, but takes more pleasure in the art of defending. The Slovakian insisted he would prefer for the strikers to score the goals and him, along with Daniel Agger, Jose Enrique and the other defenders to keep clean sheets.

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