Martin Skrtel today celebrated signing a two-year extension to his Anfield contract and insisted: “We are good enough to win trophies”. The Reds’ Slovakian defender had two years remaining on his current deal, but has now put pen to paper on a new agreement which will keep him on Merseyside until at least 2014. “I’m very pleased,” he told Liverpoolfc.tv. “I have been at Liverpool for nearly three years and I really like it here. I like the city, I like the club and I like the fans so I’m happy I am able to sign a new contract. “Liverpool is one of the biggest clubs in the world so I am proud I can play here for four more years.”
Signed for a bargain £6 million in January 2008, Skrtel has established himself as a regular in the Liverpool side, with his no-nonsense style of defending endearing him to the Anfield crowd. “Before I came here a lot of people thought I wasn”t good enough to play for Liverpool, but I think I have shown I am,” he added.
“I’m happy to try and carry on giving good performances and doing my best for the club. Signing a new contract gives me confidence and I will work hard in training every day to play as many games as possible. You can always improve. I know the good and bad parts of my game and I will keep working.
“Lots of things have changed at the club this year with new players, a new manager and new medical staff. The spirit is very good and we showed that against Arsenal with a great performance. We can build on that and carry it on. “We have quality in the dressing room and I know we will do better this year. A club like Liverpool deserves to win trophies and I will help them do that, hopefully this season. “Everyone plays football to win trophies. Playing for Liverpool is a big motivation for everyone and we will do everything we can to win the Premier League. We have the highest targets – to win everything.”