Liverpool star Martin Skrtel has opened the door for a summer move away from Anfield. The Slovakian international admitted that he could leave the Reds in the upcoming transfer window, if there are any interesting offers for his services.
"I have not had any specific offers. But if some should come and they interest me, I would probably ponder it seriously. I do not want to be that specific. The club has the biggest say in this in any case, because they have the right for it with me being contracted," Skrtel told Slovakian newspaper Dennik Sport.
"Besides, I am not saying that I want to leave at any cost. I feel sorry for what happened in this season. But I have been here for five-and-a-half years and I have built a position here," he added.
Brendan Rodgers fielded Jamie Carragher ahead of Skrtel in the heart of Liverpool's defence in the second half of the season. The situation had seen the 28-year-old being dropped to the bench, and the defender admitting to having issues after falling out of favour with the Northern Irishman.
However, the former Swansea manager stressed the importance of Skrtel in Liverpool's future plan and claimed the centre-back will not be sold in the summer. The Reds have already lost Carragher, who retired from football this season. They are now considering a move to sign Manchester City defender Kolo Toure on a free transfer as a replacement for their club veteran.
Liverpool currently have the services of Skrtel, Daniel Agger and Sebastian Coates as the first choice central defenders, along with Martin Kelly. However, the Uruguayan international has also admitted he will leave the club in the summer.
Should the Slovakian make a move away from Anfield, it will be a major blow for Liverpool as Rodgers will be left with Agger and Kelly as his first choice centre-backs. The situation could force the Liverpool manager to sign another defender in the upcoming transfer window.
Meanwhile, Jose Enrique believes Skrtel is the right candidate to replace Carragher in Liverpool's back four.
"For me Danny (Agger) and Martin are the best centre-back partnership in the Premier League. It is all about confidence. Martin is an incredible lad and a top player," Enrique said.