Liverpool star Martin Skrtel has rejected the club’s new contract offer, according to reports from the Express.
Skrtel only has one year remaining on his current deal, which has seen him linked with an Anfield exit.
The Reds hierarchy is keen on keeping the Slovakia international at the club, however that objective could be in jeopardy following Skrtel’s outburst in regards to Liverpool’s latest contract offer.
Speaking to a Slovakian media outlet, the centre-back stated that the offer he received is totally unacceptable, and that he will be considering his option with several other clubs interested in his services.
“It’s unacceptable for me,” he said. “I think that such contracts are offered to players who are much older than me or players who have had some health problems.
“The contract, which was presented to me, makes me uneasy, so I did not sign it. There has been some speculation about the interest of other clubs for my person, but they are currently being addressed.”
The 30-year-old has become one of many Liverpool players this year to snub a contract extension, with England star Raheem Sterling also publicly revealing that he rejected a salary of £90,000-a-week.
Skrtel arrived at Anfield from Zenit Saint Petersburg in January 2008, and has become a mainstay in the Reds defence the past eight seasons.