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Nationality:  Slovakia    

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Skrtel has served his three-match ban for stomping on Manchester United's David de Gea during their match on March 22, and he is expected to play in Sunday's FA Cup semifinal against Aston Villa.

Skrtel has made four FA Cup starts for manager Brendan Rodgers this season and Skrtel is definitely expected to continue that trend Sunday. The 30-year-old only recorded 10 minutes on the pitch during his last FA Cup match against Blackburn, although it would be surprising if Skrtel wasn't on the pitch for the majority of the tilt against Aston Villa.

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Martin Skrtel: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

March 25, 2015

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Skrtel has been suspended three games by the FA for stomping on Manchester United's David de Gea during last Sunday's match.

Fantasy owners will get a big of a break, as one of the matches Skrtel will miss in the FA Cup quarterfinal replay against Blackburn Rovers, making him eligible to return April 18 against Hull City.

March 25, 2015

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Skrtel denied the FA's charge of violent conduct against him for an incident at the end of Sunday's 2-1 loss to Manchester United, reports Sky Sports.

The FA will hear the defender's appeal that contact between he and David de Gea was accidental. If found guilty Skrtel could face up to a three-match ban.

March 24, 2015

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Skrtel was charged with violent conduct by the FA on Monday after he was caught on video stamping on Manchester United's goalkeeper during Sunday's match.

Skrtel has until Wednesday to respond to the charge, which could lead to a three-match ban if he does not appeal the decision.

March 8, 2015

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Skrtel suffered a head injury during Sunday's FA Cup match against Blackburn Rovers and he was stretchered off the field while wearing a neck brace, but manager Brendan Rodgers said after the match that the injury is not serious.

It was a pretty scary moment with Skrtel being attended to on the ground after the incident, and while Rodgers noted that he was taken to the hospital for evaluation, he is likely not out for a considerable time.

February 22, 2015

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Skrtel picked up his eighth clean sheet of the season during the 2-0 victory over Southampton on Sunday.

Skrtel has started in 23 Premier League matches for Liverpool and currently is the squad's most reliable defender when factoring in the totality of the season thus far. He's expected to continue starting moving forward as Liverpool has picked up steam over the last couple of months.

December 21, 2014

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Skrtel scored seven minutes into stoppage time to salvage a 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Sunday.

Skrtel suffered a gash on his head earlier in the second half, and the work by team physios to patch him up ultimately added nine minutes of stoppage time, giving Sktrel enough time to bang home a corner from Adam Lallana to grab a point for the Reds. The goal was his first this season after he bagged a surprising seven last term.

September 20, 2014

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Skrtel returned from a knee injury to start and play all 90 minutes of Liverpool's 3-1 Premier League loss to West Ham on Saturday.

The Liverpool defense has really struggled this season, including giving up seven goals in the three matches that Skrtel has played. It doesn't get much easier, as the Reds will host Everton next Saturday.