Martin Skrtel has admitted that whilst replacing Luis Suarez on and off the pitch will prove difficult, the focus is and has always been on what the collective can achieve at Liverpool.

In a special interview now available for LFCTV GO subscribers, the Liverpool defender reflects on his time so far at the club, ambitions for the future and thoughts on the season ahead, one that will be without the Uruguayan striker.

"It's very difficult to replace Luis because he is one of the best strikers in the world," Skrtel said.

"It will be difficult to replace the goals he brought us and also the person in the dressing room.

"But we've signed some players in the summer and we want to show that Liverpool is not only about one player. We'll work as a team and be strong as a team once again."

The 29-year-old is approaching his eighth season with Liverpool, and whilst he believes the last was the best In his career to date wants to keep proving himself to Brendan Rodgers and help the club move forwards.

He said: "Everyone plays football to win trophies. I have two in my career so far; the league title with Zenit and the Carling Cup with Liverpool. We went very close last season but unfortunately couldn't do it, so we'll work hard to do better next season and hopefully bring some trophies back to Liverpool.

"I've been at Liverpool for almost seven years now and I can say that my family and I are very happy here. There's been a lot of talk in the past linking me with a move out of the club, but the last season was one of the best in my career and I want to keep trying to show the manager what I can do."

LFCTV GO subscribers can watch the whole interview with Peter McDowall now below.

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