Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel believes the backing received from Reds fans over the past few months has played an instrumental part in turning the club's fortunes.
Under the stewardship of interim manager Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool have undergone a mini revival as they step up their bid for European qualification.
Skrtel played his part in last weekend's 3-0 victory over Newcastle United at Anfield, to move the Reds into fifth place in the Barclays Premier League – their highest position all season.
"It was such a great match in front of great fans and I would like to thank them again," said Skrtel.
"I am very happy with the result and it is much easier to perform when you are backed by such a great crowd."
Saturday's result represented the third consecutive clean sheet in front of the Kop, and Skrtel can take considerable acclaim for Liverpool's impressive defensive record.
The 26-year-old Slovakian international has been an ever-present for the Reds domestically this season, and is one of only two players in the entire division to have played every minute of every Barclays Premier League game.
Skrtel's confidence has continued to grow, game by game, with the faith Dalglish has shown in him starting to bear fruit for the entire squad.
"We are now very close to our goal which is Europe. We have three games to play and I am sure we can reach our goal with this support."
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