Both players came from Russian football to the Premiership, but Skrtel told liverpoolfc.tv: "I think as far comparisons are concerned you would have to ask the manager or specialists.
"I cannot say who I am like myself. I wouldn't really wish to compare myself with anyone. I want to be a unique player. I want to known for being me.
"I know that I am a physical player and I know the game in England is very physical so I think it suits me in that respect. At the beginning, immediately after the transfer, I found things hard, but now I feel I have settled in. I don't really have any problems now."