If Kenny Dalglish gets a contract for a long time, I'll be very happy - Martin Skrtel hails Liverpool boss

Slovakian centre-back reveals he has no reason to consider a move away from Merseyside and says he is proud to play for the club and in front of fans that "no other" side can match
Martin Skrtel has urged Liverpool's owners to give interim boss Kenny Dalglish a permanent deal.

The Scot stepped in to take charge at the club on a temporary basis, after former boss Roy Hodgson parted ways with the Merseyside outfit due to a series of adverse results.

Having made a recovery under the guidance of the club legend, the centre-half believes that the Reds' board need to hire the former Celtic man on a permanent basis.

"If he gets a contract for a long time, I'll be very happy," Skrtel told LFC Weekly.

"Every day he makes work interesting and enjoyable. We are winning games now. You can tell Kenny is a winner.

"He knows how to take the pressure away and protect the squad. A lot has changed at the club recently, but the most important thing has been confidence. Kenny has given us that."

He added: "With confidence in football you can achieve great things. Everybody is happy now, looking forward to every single training session, every match."

The 26-year-old had hit a patch of poor form and was previously linked with a move away from the Reds, but remains adamant that has no reason to leave the club.

Skrtel said: "Why would I go anywhere else? I know I am at a huge club - one of the biggest in the world, with a history and a set of supporters that no other club can really match.

"We have great players like Stevie Gerrard, Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll. Not everybody gets to experience this. I am very proud to be here."

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