Martin Skrtel’s nine-year Liverpool career appears to be coming to an end - and in unceremonious circumstances.
That’s because the Slovakian defender has appeared to call manager Jurgen Klopp a d***head on Instagram.
Now, our Slovakian isn’t perfect but, judging by Google translate and the hundreds of people on social media, it appears pretty likely that Skrtel was involved in this controversial exchange.
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The messages have since been deleted, but not before plenty of people could take a screenshot of it.
The defender’s friend, going by the name of ‘pharrelski’ on Instagram, posted a picture of the pair accompanied by the hashtag #KloppJeKKT. KKT is believed to be short for Kokot which translates directly to d**k or d***head. Either way, it’s very offensive.
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If you thought that Skrtel would come out and defend his boss, you’re very much mistaken. The 31-year-old seemingly found it hilarious and replied with “Last hashtag is TOP” with plenty of smiley faces.
Pharrelski admitted that he hoped the German boss wouldn’t see his message but Skrtel responded with: “Hope he does!”
Despite being written in Slovakian, Skrtel should have known that loads of Liverpool fans would have been able to see his messages. That’s exactly what happened and they reacted on Twitter slamming the defender for his actions:
In truth, Liverpool supporters won’t have to wait long to get their wish of Skrtel leaving the club. It’s expected that he will be confirmed as a Fenerbahce player this week with the Turkish club’s president Aziz Yildrim telling AMK Sport, per the Liverpool Echo: “(Gregory) Van der Wiel and Slovak Skrtel transfers are almost done.”
It’s believed that the Reds will receive a fee of around £5 million for Skrtel with just personal terms to be negotiated before the move is confirmed.
After making 319 appearances at Anfield, the centre-back probably deserved a good send off from the Liverpool supporters but, after these latest comments, it’s likely that Kopites will be celebrating when he leaves Merseyside.
Skrtel’s anger towards Klopp probably stems from the fact the German deemed him surplus to requirements last season with him being behind Mamadou Sakho, Dejan Lovren and Kolo Toure in the central defence pecking order.
The Slovak barely played again after being brought on at half-time during the Premier League match against Southampton with Liverpool leading 2-0. His awful performance resulted in the side losing 3-2 and him being heavily criticised by the fans.