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Martin Skrtel

Defender     Liverpool  Premier


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  9/20/2014

Nationality:  Slovakia    

September 11, 2014    Martin Skrtel News

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Skrtel has been ruled out of Liverpool's Premier League match against Aston Villa on Saturday due to a knee injury, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Skrtel suffered the injury in Liverpool's last Premier League match, which came against Manchester City on Sept. 1. It's unclear how long he will be out, but Mamadou Sakho will likely replace him in the starting XI.

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

August 26, 2014

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Skrtel appeared to suffer a knock to his knee during Monday's Premier League match at Manchester City, as his knee collided with City midfielder Yaya Toure on a clearance.

Skrtel could not be subbed off because Liverpool had already used all three, plus Glen Johnson was taken off with a thigh injury, so the Reds were already down to 10 men. He will undergo further tests Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury, although he's certainly iffy to face Tottenham on Sunday.

August 17, 2014

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Skrtel managed 20 clearances in Liverpool's 2-1 victory over Southampton on Sunday.

Sktrel got the start alongside Dejan Lovren Sunday, and despite missing out on the clean sheet, the Slovakian provided some value to fantasy owners in leagues that score clearances. The veteran defender looks to be firmly entrenched in manager Brendan Rodgers starting XI, and should be viewed as a top-tier fantasy defender this season.

May 14, 2014

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Skrtel put one in the back of his own net in Liverpool's 2-1 victory over Newcastle.

Skrtel's season was a bit of a roller coaster for both Liverpool fans and fantasy owners. While the Slovakian lead all defenders in goals with seven, he also set the Premier League record for most own goals in a season, with four. This production has to looked at as a positive, given the fact that Skrtel's starting role was very much in question through the first few matches of the year. Liverpool will look to address their back line in this summer's transfer market, so it remains to be seen if his starting role will be safe for next season.

April 14, 2014

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Skrtel scored in the 26th minute of Liverpool's 3-2 victory over Manchester City on Sunday.

Skrtel pushed his goal total to seven on the year, putting him in the upper-echelon of fantasy defenders. Aside from the Slovakian's odd luck to get on the end of goals, Liverpool defenders have a set of good matchups to close out the season, taking on Norwich, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, and Newcastle.

March 23, 2014

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Skrtel had two goals and an assist during Liverpool's 6-3 win over Cardiff City on Saturday.

Skrtel now has eight goals this season, although only six of them have been scored on the correct net. The Liverpool defense was exposed Saturday, and likely shouldn't be guaranteed to post many clean sheets. That being said, a midweek home match against Sunderland is very inviting.

February 27, 2014

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Wilfried Bony's goal in the 27th minute of last weekend's match has been changed to an own goal for Skrtel, the Premier League announced Thursday.

Amazingly, Skrtel has now been hit with three own goals this season, a remarkable total for one player in a season. Up next is two difficult fixtures, at Southampton and at Manchester United.

February 8, 2014

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Skrtel started off the Reds' scoring with goals in the 1st and 10th minutes of Liverpool's 5-1 rout of Arsenal on Saturday.

Skrtel has seen a renaissance this season after seemingly being reserved to a bench role at the start of the campaign. For fantasy purposes, the Slovakian's points come rather erratically, and Liverpool don't keep many clean sheets, so he's tough to count on week in and week out.