Another Liverpool star waiting for summer contract talks

Liverpool‘s Martin Skrtel is set to join Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson at the contract negotiation table this summer after revealing that he’s happy to wait until the end of the season to discuss his future.

The Slovakia captain has been one of the Reds’ key men during the club’s impressive 2015 run, anchoring Brendan Rodgers’ back three system while providing a composed presence.

His absence during the last two games – he will also miss Monday’s clash with Newcastle – has been sorely felt by the Merseysiders following his ban for stamping on Manchester United’s David de Gea, which has coincided with a heavy loss at Arsenal and a shaky FA Cup quarter-final replay win at Blackburn.

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And while Henderson and, in particular, Sterling’s contract situations grab the headlines, Skrtel’s deal is also nearing its expiry date in 2016.

The defender says there has been contact with Liverpool about an extension, but that he’s happy to wait for now:

“There was contact with the club a few months ago but at the moment I am just focusing on my game and focusing on the football and then at the end of the season we will see where we stand,” he is quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

“At the moment I am just focusing on my job and then after the season if they want then we can talk.”