Liverpool's Jose Enrique has labeled teammate Martin Skrtel as the best defender in the Premier League.

The Slovakian has been ultra consistent at centre-back for the Reds this term, helping them to the third best defensive record in the competition, and Enrique would not swap him for any other player in England.

"You cannot say that any striker has made a game difficult for him this season," Enrique told the club's official website.

"Against many different strikers this season he has had an amazing game. He is doing really, really well for us.

"He has everything. He's good in the air, he's a strong player, he's quick, he's good with the ball.

"For me, I wouldn't swap him for any centre-back in the Premier League. I know (Man City's Vincent) Kompany is a good centre-back too but I prefer Martin."

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