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Skrtel signs new Liverpool deal

Liverpool centre-back Martin Skrtel has signed a new long-term contract with the Reds.

The defender was strongly linked with a move to Premier League champions Manchester City over the summer.

"I'm happy because I am a part of one of the biggest clubs in the world," Skrtel told Liverpool's official website.

"After last season there was a lot of talk about my future but I have to say that the first priority for me was always to sign a new deal with Liverpool.

"For me it's a great thing to play for Liverpool. I am proud to play for Liverpool with these great players - probably some of the best players in the world.

"I hope I can create history at this club and that the fans will always remember me - that's my target for the future."

"I have been here almost four-and-a-half years and I have enjoyed that time here - myself and also my family," he continued. "So there were no questions about whether to stay or to leave.

"A lot of things have changed, a new manager has come. I think we can start to make history and I want to be a part of that history.

"We have our target. For this season it is the top four and I hope we can do it. Then we will see.

"I think Brendan Rodgers showed his quality with Swansea and now he's carrying on doing that at Liverpool. He's showed he's a great manager and I hope we can play better football than we did in the last seasons and I hope we can get our target."


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