The Liverpool and Slovakia defender Martin Skrtel has hailed the form of the striker Luis Suarez by saying that he is extremely important to the Liverpool team. The 27-year-old defender has said that he is extremely happy to be playing in the same team as Luis Suarez.

Liverpool would certainly be struggling down in the bottom of the table had it not been for the extraordinary form shown by the Uruguay striker, who also secured a draw for the team in recent match against Chelsea during the weekend. John Terry had given Chelsea the lead in the match, but the South American scored with a header in the second half to give them a point from this match.

Martin Skrtel has been one of the important players for Liverpool since his move in 2006. The 27-year-old recently signed a new long-term contract with the club after being linked with many clubs like Manchester City. So far, he has seen Luis Suarez scored 15 goals for the club in all competitions. Due to the lack of other strikers at the club, the Uruguay striker has been utilised in all the matches by the manager Brendan Rodgers. Skrtel hopes that it does not burn out the striker.

"I play against him every day in training so I know it's not easy. He is playing well and scoring goals and fingers crossed he can carry on this form. It's good he's in our team because a lot of defenders have nightmares about him because he is unplayable. He's a great striker and nice man as well and I'm happy he is with me at Liverpool. Luis is unbelievable and for me one of the best strikers in the world," said the Slovakian international Martin Skrtel after the 1-1 draw with Chelsea.