Skrtel insists he wants to stay at Liverpool

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has insisted that he wants to stay at the club despite so far failing to agree terms on a new contract, the Liverpool Echo has reported.

Talks between the club and the 30-year-old Skrtel have been ongoing in recent weeks but have so far failed to reach a successful conclusion, which has resulted in increasing speculation over his long-term future. German side Wolfsburg are rumoured to be interested along with Serie A duo Inter and Napoli.

The Slovakian international will soon be entering the final year of his current contract, which expires at the end of June 2016, but has dismissed talk that he is looking to leave Anfield. “There is always talk about my position and my future,” he said.

“Almost every single transfer window there is always talk about myself leaving Liverpool and interest from other clubs. But as it stands, I still have a contract with Liverpool, I have an offer from Liverpool and we’ll see where we finish (with those talks). I am fully committed to Liverpool.”

Skrtel is among the Reds’ longest serving players, having joined from Zenit St. Petersburg in January 2008. He emerged as a regular in the side a little over a year later and went on to win the club’s Player of the Year award in 2012, the same year in which he won his only trophy there to date, scoring as Liverpool won the League Cup on penalties.

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