Opta statistics from Liverpool's 2-0 victory over Bournemouth at the weekend show how defender Martin Skrtel powered through a potential injury scare to turn in an accomplished performance.

The Slovakian required treatment and ultimately staples following a clash of heads during the second half at the Goldsands Stadium, where the Reds booked their place in the FA Cup fifth round.

Despite that, the No.37 registered the best passing accuracy of any player on the pitch, with 95 per cent of his 40 passes finding the intended target. Long passes accounted for 12.5 per cent of his total.

Skrtel won both of the tackles he attempted against the Cherries and made eight clearances throughout the 90 minutes on the south coast - again the highest total of all involved.

The 29-year-old was equally dominant in the air, winning 100 per cent of the aerial contests he entered. For good measure, the centre-back made one interception and drew one foul from the opponents.

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