Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has reserved praise for centre-back partner Martin Skrtel, who has been head and shoulders above the rest of the squad this season.

The 27-year-old Slovakian stopper was an ever-present for the Reds last season, and has built on that impressive record with a number of commanding performances for Kenny Dalglish's charges again this term.

Agger is the latest in a long list of Liverpool defenders to commend the contribution of Skrtel, following Jose Enrique and Jamie Carragher's recent tributes to the players' and fans' favourite.

Asked who would get his vote for player of the season, the Danish international told Liverpoolfc.tv: "Martin, without a doubt.

"I don't think there is any other choice. He has been so consistent."

Skrtel has also chipped in at the other end of the field, in a season where Liverpool have struggled to find the net, particularly at Anfield.

With four goals to his name in 2011-12, including a memorable Carling Cup final strike against Cardiff City at Wembley, he has continued to improve all parts of his game.

"I'm not sure how many years he has been here but he's improved every season," added Agger. "This year he has become better and better.

"I think in most games he has been our man of the match."

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