Liverpool's Skrtel named Slovakia Player of Year

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has been named Slovakia Player of the Year.

Skrtel beat Marek Hamsik of Napoli and Genoa's Juraj Kucka for the award.

Skrtel said: "I am very happy to win it for the third time. I was not successful for the last two years but this year is different.

"Everything is going so well. I would like to say thanks for all the votes you gave me and for all the support people are showing me. It is a great feeling.

"I can only promise you that I will work as hard as I can to win it again."

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