LIVERPOOL fans were once again wowed by Martin Skrtel’s bravery after their former hard nut suffered a nasty head injury… in a legends clash.
The centre-back returned to Anfield for the first time since his 2016 move to Fenerbahce for the Reds’ charity match with their fierce rivals Manchester United.
But he ended up going for an early shower following a nasty clash of heads with Frazier Campbell in the second half of the friendly.
Skrtel was applauded off the pitch as he was replaced by Momo Sissoko and received heaps of praise on social media.
Some Reds fans were more concerned by the once-bald Skrtel returning to Merseyside with a full head of hair.
Some of the best reaction:
Skrtel with hair still doesn’t look right! 😂
— Tom Maitland-Evans (@maitland8) September 24, 2022
He’s one of my favourite Liverpool defenders well Agger & Skrtel combo.
— Rebekka (@rebekkarnold) September 24, 2022
wildest part of being at the liverpool legends game earlier was the discovery that martin skrtel is actually hotter now than he was in 2005 somehow
— ty (@hcrryosborns) September 24, 2022
The recently-retired Skrtel said of his Anfield departure: “It was never close enough because I stayed in Liverpool.
“I don’t regret it because I played here for eight-and-a-half years and it was the best time of my career and in my life because my son was born here.
“Liverpool will always be in my heart. It’s not easy to stay in a club like this for such a long time so I’m proud of that.”
“I was happy in the club and the club were also happy because we extended the contract two or three times.
“I didn’t really think about leaving the club apart from the last season because I had a feeling inside me that it was the time to change something and that it was the time for some new challenges.
“That’s why I decided to leave and move to Turkey.”
Liverpool ran out 2-1 winners over the Red Devils thanks to goals from Mark Gonzalez and Florent Sinama-Pongolle.