Ouch! Liverpool defender takes a stomping!

Hard-men are becoming an ever-rarer breed in the Premier League; rather than complimenting our footballers on well-executed tough tackles and their all-round fighting spirit, it seems to be the cowardly act of diving that claims the majority of the lime-light nowadays.

But representing the few remaining hard men in full force this afternoon is Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel – who took an Olivier Giroud boot to the head:

The Slovakian international sought medical attention but was quickly back on his feet!

Even with Skrtel’s heroics however, the Reds are on the verge of a defeat against Arsenal – they’re 2-1 down with just five minutes remaining.