Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has admitted he is glad to see the back of Arsenal after their recent trilogy of fixtures.

Skrtel played an instrumental role in Liverpool's thrilling UEFA Champions League success over Arsenal with commanding displays in both legs, with the games coming either side of their Premier League encounter.

The Slovakian international admits he will be happy not to have to face Arsenal again for a long time after three gruelling contests.

"The first leg played in London was crucial. They were better than us but we did not lose," Skrtel told Pravda.

"In such games you cannot look to play beautiful football, the result is decisive.

"For some time from now I don't want to see Arsenal, not even on TV, I am fed up with them for a year on.

"It is not easy to play against such players, to defend against them. The games were very tough in terms of fitness and mentally. I am glad they are behind us."