Martin Skrtel believes last season represented his finest in a Liverpool shirt to date, and has vowed to improve even further last term.

Although the Reds endured a somewhat disappointing campaign overall, Skrtel performed consistently to distinction over the course of the season, and made 45 appearances in all competitions.

The 27-year-old has now established himself as one of the first names on Kenny Dalglish's team-sheet, and his ability to contribute at both ends of the field marks him out as one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League.

Skrtel's performances last term were enough to earn him the Liverpool Player of the Season award, as voted for by the club's fans, and the Slovakia international now hopes to repay them with even more improvement next year.

"I think it was my best season since I came to Liverpool and I'm happy with my performances. I hope I will carry on in this way," Skrtel told the official Liverpool website.

"I scored more goals than in past seasons, and I also think the way I played was better than in past years.

"Thank you very much to everybody who voted for me. I will try to do my best next season as well and we'll see how I go on."

Skrtel polled 44 percent of nearly 70,000 votes cast by Liverpool supporters, while Luis Suarez was the runner up and Daniel Agger came in third position.

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