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Liverpool boss Rodgers delighted with Skrtel form

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is delighted with the current form of Martin Skrtel.

On Saturday at Anfield, he made his seventh consecutive Barclays Premier League start in the 4-1 rout over West Brom, thwarting the Baggies' powerful forward Victor Anichebe throughout.

"I thought Skrtel was brilliant against West Brom," Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.

"Anichebe is a real handful, and we spoke before the game about that.

"I've seen him cause a lot of problems for defenders with his strength and power. Martin dealt with him really well.

"I think the three at the back allows him to play to his strengths. It allows him to defend, and it simplifies his game when we have the ball.

"I think in the run of games he has had, he has gained in confidence. I've recognised and acknowledged with him that he is playing at a really good level."

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