We all have our favourite Liverpool player or the ones we categorise into the ‘best of’ throughout the club’s history, but how does Martin Skrtel rank those he played with at Anfield? Skrtel was on Liverpool’s books for eight years, featuring 320 times for the club alongside the likes of Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez and Pepe Reina. The centre-back only retired from playing in May and is fondly remembered on Merseyside as a player always prepared to put his body on the line for the shirt.
This is what he had to say:
Best penalty taker: “Stevie.”
Playmaker: “Phil Coutinho.”
Centre-back: “I would say Carra.”
Centre-forward: “Difficult choice, but I’ll go for Suarez.”
Full-back: “Glen Johnson.”
Left-footed player: “Daniel Anger, for sure.”
An interesting mix of players, and some of whom feature in TIA’s recent Top 10 series. But what do you make of Suarez over Fernando Torres for the best forward and Agger over Fabio Aurelio, Daniel Sturridge and John Arne Riise for best left-footed player? Suppose centre-backs always stick together.
The debate about who the better striker is between Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres has been lingering on for a long time and from the look of things, it looks like it is not going to stop anytime soon.