Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has reportedly slammed the Merseyside club, labelling his recent contract offer “unacceptable”.
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Skrtel is currently with the Slovakian national team preparing for his side’s EURO 2016 qualifier against Macedonia, but took the time out to tell local media outlet Akualne of his disappointment with the offer put forward by the Reds.
The 30-year-old was believed to be close to penning a new deal with the club, but he now admits he may look elsewhere if the Liverpool bosses do not table an improved deal.
“It’s unacceptable for me,” Skrtel is quoted as saying by ESPNFC.
“I think that contracts like this offered to players who are much older than me or the player who had some health problems.
“The contract which has been offered to me is unacceptable, so I did not sign it. I have one year left and there has been some speculation about the interest from other clubs. We will see what happens.”
Skrtel joined Liverpool from Zenit St Petersburg in 2008 and has since played 220 Premier League games for the club.
Since the signings of Mamadou Sakho, Dejan Lovren and Kolo Toure, Skrtel has been in and out of the starting XI and its believed his new deal hit a snag after a clause was implemented relating to the number of games played.