Jamie Carragher has welcomed the signing of Martin Skrtel at Liverpool.

The defender said: "We met him at Melwood, hopefully he'll do well.

"It's probably something that's been needed this season, another central defender, and now he's come in.

"We missed out on Heinze and obviously we've had to wait now until the January transfer window. But the club have got him in and hopefully he'll be a success."