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Liverpool defender Skrtel: I'm glad Suarez on my team

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel admits he's happy Luis Suarez is on his team.

Skrtel has to mark Suarez every day - in training.

"It's very difficult to mark him. He is one of the best strikers I've ever played against, and I'm happy it's only in training. Other defenders have to do it in matches," confessed Skrtel.

"He is very competitive and tries to beat you in every practice match. He is very hard to play against, and physical. But away from the pitch he is a very good guy, totally different to the person he is on the field.

"He has had some problems in the past but away from the pitch he's nice. He's my neighbour and I socialise with him. He is a family guy, he enjoys having his family around him. His English isn't the best but he tries to speak some and he's getting better at that.

"If Liverpool want to play at the top level we need to have the top players and for me Luis Suarez is one of the top strikers in the world."

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