Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers rates Martin Skrtel's form among the best in Europe.

Skrtel scores twice in victory over Arsenal.

"He's up there with the top centre-halves in this league," the boss told reporters gathered at Melwood. "I'm delighted for him, because he's a good man.

"He's taken on a real leadership role, especially when there are so many younger players in the group and his performance level now is consistently really high.

"He looks a class act. I think it's a big credit to him that he's been able to prove me right."

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