The 28-year-old arrived at Anfield in 2008 and was a hit with the fans thanks to his no-nonsense attitude. However, following a serious knee injury a year later, Skrtel found it difficult to replicate his initial form.
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"This is what happens in football and this time it was my turn," Skrtel told his own official website.
"I have to respect it and wait for my chance. And I hope my chance will come before the end of the season.
"Those who know me know that I will fight for my place in the team."