Player availability problems are beginning to mount at Liverpool with the news that Martin Skrtel has failed in his attempt to overturn a violent conduct charge by the FA landing the defender with an automatic three-match suspension.
Martin Skrtel faces a three match ban for violent conduct after an alleged stamp on David De Gea near the end of Liverpool's loss to Manchester United yesterday.
Martin Skrtel is expected to recover from the concussion he suffered midweek in FA Cup action and be available, along with Mamadou Sakho, for Liverpool Monday night when they visit Swansea City.
Liverpool were forced into a defensive reshuffle after only two minutes of their FA Cup encounter against Blackburn Rovers when Reds defender Martin Skrtel landed awkwardly following a challenge with opposition striker Rudy Gestede.
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel will miss game week 20 after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season during the thrashing of Swansea City at Anfield on Monday.
Fresh off a road clean sheet, Liverpool head back to Anfield where they host Swansea City and Leicester City over the next two gameweeks, putting a player like Martin Skrtel on our short-term radars.
Martin Skrtel's injury caused nine minutes of injury time and Liverpool used most of that time before Skrtel equalized in an action-packed match at Anfield.
Liverpool's defensive struggles are probably best represented by Martin Skrtel as he was not involved in the Reds only clean sheet to date.
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has resumed full training but Brendan Rodgers confirmed during today’s press conference that the player will be unavailable for Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League match against Ludogorets.
Martin Skrtel joins a growing list of injured Liverpool defenders as he will need to be assessed over the next 48 hours before Brendan Rodgers can decide on his availability against Tottenham.
Martin Skrtel scored twice in the opening ten minutes and Raheem Sterling notched two goals later on to lead the Reds attack as they clobber Arsenal in a 5-1 final.
Liverpool have signed central defenders Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori for a combined fee of £25million.
Martin Skrtel has withdrawn from Slovakia's friendly against Romania with knee ligament damage.
Liverpool, having long been linked to Ajax starlet Christian Eriksen, are now rumored to be in for a double swoop involving Ericksen and teammate Toby Alderweireld.