Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has indicated he is excited about the plethora of quality midfielders at the club this season. The Reds have added Charlie Adam, Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson this summer and Skrtel says the trio have given Kenny Dalglish plenty of options in the middle third of the pitch.
"I must admit these players give us great options," the Slovakian told the club's official website.
"I remember Stewart from when I was playing against him a couple of years ago. I was at right-back and he was giving me a really hard time.
"He played really well that day so I am sure his crosses and speed will be very useful for our team.
"Charlie had a great individual season with Blackpool and I am really happy he is here.
"You could see his team depended a lot on him and he made a big difference. Jordan is still very young but he played for England so this says a lot about him."