Liverpool's Martin Skrtel completes Fenerbahce move - Twitter reacts

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After eight years at the club, Martin Skrtel has officially completed his move from Liverpool to Fenerbahce.

In a deal said to be worth £5.5 million, the Slovakian departs as one of the Reds' longest serving players having made 319 appearances.

Jurgen Klopp's squad overhaul is now well and truly underway in what is the German's first summer in charge at Anfield.


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Further changes are expected but, for now, Liverpool fans appear content with the work he has conducted so far this summer.

In fact, they seem all too pleased about Skrtel's career on Merseyside coming to an end.


Whilst the vast majority of supporters wish the 31-year-old well, the overwhelming feeling amongst them is that of relief.


By no means should Skrtel be too heavily criticised following what must have been a difficult decision, but the Slovakia international was a source of frustration for Liverpool fans.

Reckless and inconsistent, the centre-back was brilliant one week but poor the next - perhaps 'unpredictable' is the word that best describes his performances.

Skrtel helped to create some fond memories at Anfield, of course, such as winning the 2011/12 League Cup and scoring a number of important goals, namely against Arsenal.

It's now onwards and upwards for Klopp's men, with new leaders needed to stand up and be counted.

Ex-Schalke defender Joel Matip has arrived at the club on a free transfer and is widely expected to replace Skrtel and partner either Dejan Lovren or Mamadou Sakho at the heart of defence.

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