Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has been talking up his centre-back partnership with Daniel Agger.


The Anfield stopper believes their understanding is blossoming and that Liverpool will really start to benefit in 2012.


Kenny Dalglish has started the Slovakian in the last six games with his Danish team-mate and Skrtel thinks they are continually improving.


“Daniel is a top quality player and is easy to play alongside,” Skrtel told the club’s official website.


“We have a very good understanding on the pitch which is important and we are working hard and enjoying our job. I think we are doing well together.


“Our squad is now very strong. That is very important for the team because we have a lot of games in front of us, especially January when we have cup matches as well, so we need everybody fresh.”


This partnership was displayed in the Reds’ last fixture – a 1-0 victory over newly promoted QPR.


The central defensive two were in impressive form as they shut out the London side, while Luis Suarez bagged the winner.


Skrtel feels it is important not to underestimate the value of a clean sheet, especially when his side aren’t exactly in free-scoring form.


“It was important for us to keep a clean sheet against QPR and we have been working hard on defending as a team,” he added.


“A clean sheet always gives the defence and Pepe a lot of confidence.


“It was very important to get back to winning ways at home against QPR. We created a lot of chances again and Luis got the important goal to get us three points.”

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