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Skrtel has been a mainstay.
Skrtel has been a mainstay..

8. Martin Skrtel

Liverpool are, for the first time in a long time, serious Premier League title contenders and the way people talk suggests it may be down exclusively to Luis Suarez and Laurent Koscielny.

However, one must not neglect the hard work of those that provide a sound base for the exciting attackers to do their work. Martin Skrtel has appeared in nearly every Liverpool match this season and has been one of their most consistent performers.

It is an impressive turnaround from last season when the arrival of Brendan Rodgers saw a lot of uncertainty around the Slovakian's future at Anfield, but he has come back terrifically.

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