Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is happy he chose to stay at Anfield.

Skrtel considered leaving Anfield in the summer.

"When you are not playing, everything goes around your head," he told the Daily Mail. "I won't lie. I thought about leaving. But there was something else to think about: I have been here nearly six years. My family like the city and we are settled.

"To leave would not be easy. I said to myself, 'I will fight'. I wanted to show everyone I can play. The competition is helping everyone. I am back in the team and doing everything possible to stay there. Liverpool are still one of the biggest clubs in the world.

"When you play in front of the fans at Anfield, it is unique. I wanted to stay. I am happy I did."

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