Martin Skrtel: It's always an honour to play for Liverpool at Anfield

NewsMartin Skrtel: It's always an honour to play for Liverpool at Anfield

Published 25th September 2022

Martin Skrtel reflected on the 'perfect' experience of pulling on the Liverpool shirt at Anfield once more.

The centre-half returned to L4 on Saturday for Liverpool FC Legends' 2-1 victory over their Manchester United counterparts in the LFC Foundation charity match. 

It was Skrtel's first time back on Merseyside since he left the Reds in the summer of 2016, and he's already eager to relive the experience in the near future.

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The 37-year-old told "It was my first experience to play for the legends but obviously I tried to enjoy it as much as possible. 

"At the end of the day, we could manage to win the game, which is good, but generally I think it's a brilliant day for each of us to come back again to play at Anfield and to help the good cause. It's perfect. 

"I was obviously a little bit nervous to come back again and obviously the stadium changed a little bit. But anyway, to play for Liverpool, it was always an honour for me – it's no different if I was a professional now. 

"I enjoyed the day and hopefully in the future I can get more of these kind of games.

"It was the first time I came back to Liverpool since I left in 2016. It was nice to come back and see the guys."

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Skrtel, who called time on his professional career earlier in the year, was forced off towards the end of the Legends of the North showdown after a nasty-looking collision. 

However, he offered a reassuring update on his condition post-match. 

He said: "I'm OK. It was an accident, that can happen and unfortunately it happened many times to me. But thank God I'm good."

Published 25th September 2022