Martin Skrtel looks set to leave Liverpool .

Martin Skrtel set to leave Liverpool

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Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is expected to leave the club behind this summer. 

This has been reported by the Daily Mail, who claim that Besiktas have made a move for Skrtel and are hopeful of securing his signature for around £7 million. 

Skrtel, 31, has endured a tricky time under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp recently, failing to establish himself as a key man for the club. 


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Injuries have taken their toll on the Slovakian, while he has also struggled to hit the form required to play at the highest level for the Reds. 

Having starred at Liverpool since 2008, it will certainly prove an emotional moment for Skrtel should he opt to leave the club behind. But it appears that Klopp could now be ready to offload him. 

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Defensive changes 

With the future of Kolo Toure also uncertain - his contract is set to come to an end at Anfield - it will be an interesting period for the club. 

Liverpool Training and Press Conference

Fellow defender Mamadou Sakho could face a lengthy ban after testing positive for drugs following Liverpool's Europa League clash against rivals Manchester United. It's clear for all to see that the club's hierarchy will need to add some defensive reinforcements to the squad sooner rather than later. 

Liverpool changes 

Reds chief Klopp will, of course, be hoping to change the dynamic of his side ahead of the 2016/17 campaign. 

Liverpool v Sevilla - UEFA Europa League Final

After the club only managed to secure an eight-place finish in the Premier League last season, incomings and outgoings are expected over the course of the next couple of months.  

The revered manager has already admitted that his team will look different in the new campaign. Speaking after his side were beaten at the hands of Sevilla in the Europa League final last month, the German coach stated, as per the Liverpool Echo: “This team will be a little bit different next year, that's clear. We will do something with transfers, that's clear.

“First of all, we need to use the experience. I'm sure we will be in a final again and have decisive moments, and if we have decisive moments we all have to react better.

“It is clear we are not in a European tournament next year so we don't have football on Wednesday or Thursday so we will have time to train and we will for sure come back stronger.

“Hopefully we have nobody injured early in pre-season. Euro 2016 will be a long tournament for a lot of my players. Then we have a short break and start again.

“We had a few moments where we have overperformed but then to have this consistency in the game you need a bit more time."

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