Liverpool legend John Aldridge has claimed that he could not control his laughter after learning that defender Martin Skrtel have scored more goals than former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres this season. Torres has been struggling for form ever since he left Liverpool in 2011. He has managed just 19 league goals for Chelsea in more than 100 appearances. He is widely expected to leave Chelsea at the end of the campaign with the likes of Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid showing a lot of interest. Skrtel has been enjoying his best goal scoring season with Liverpool.
He may have scored just six goals in more than 25 matches this campaign, but this is an extremely good tally for a defender. This has even helped him get past Torres in the goal charts. The blues striker has only four league goals this campaign. Even though Skrtel’s tally is pale in comparison with the return from Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, it has been extremely crucial for Liverpool as they have secured many important victories because of his goals. Skrtel came extremely close to leaving Liverpool, but decided to stay at Anfield in the summer.
He has been part of a title chasing Liverpool team, which is a new experience to many.
"I laughed my head off when I read that Martin Skrtel has now got more Premier League goals than Fernando Torres this season. Skrtel has really turned it around considering he spent the second half of last season sitting on the bench. He has started backing himself much more in the opposition penalty box and has shown his threat from set-pieces. He showed great anticipation and technique for both his goals against Cardiff,” said Aldridge.
Liverpool are only one point behind table leaders Chelsea with only eight matches remaining in the season.