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Škrtel top man in Slovakia again

Published: Friday 27 March 2009, 19.04CET
Liverpool FC centre-back Martin Škrtel has been named Slovakian Player of the Year for the second time in a row, finishing ahead of SSC Napoli midfielder Marek Hamšík and VfL Bochum 1848 forward Stanislav Šesták.
by Rastislav Hribik
from Bratislava
Škrtel top man in Slovakia again
Martin Škrtel in Premier League action for Liverpool ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 27 March 2009, 19.04CET

Škrtel top man in Slovakia again

Liverpool FC centre-back Martin Škrtel has been named Slovakian Player of the Year for the second time in a row, finishing ahead of SSC Napoli midfielder Marek Hamšík and VfL Bochum 1848 forward Stanislav Šesták.

Liverpool FC centre-back Martin Škrtel has been named Slovakian Player of the Year for the second year in succession.

'Satisfied'
The 24-year-old finished ahead of SSC Napoli midfielder Marek Hamšík and VfL Bochum 1848 forward Stanislav Šesták in a poll conducted by Slovakian newspaper Pravda. "Having been injured for three months last year, I have to be satisfied to have won this prize again – it's a nice feeling," said Škrtel, alluding to the right knee injury he sustained during a Premier League match against Manchester City FC on 5 October.

England test
Škrtel is in London with Slovakia preparing to play England at Wembley in a friendly on Saturday, before the FIFA World Cup qualification Group 3 leaders face Czech Republic in a qualifier in Prague on 1 April. "England is a prestigious match for us," added Škrtel. "It would be fantastic to score at Wembley and to avoid defeat."

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