Martin Skrtel admits some mixed emotions over Liverpool's top of the table status.

As he recovers from a knee injury, defender Skrtel told liverpoolfc.tv: "Being at the top of the Premier League gives us a lot of confidence.

"We are trying to win every game and hopefully our form can continue for as long as possible.

"Of course I would like to win some silverware but it's still early and there is a long time to go until the end of the season.

"I am sad that I am not currently part of the team but I am happy that we are winning and at the end of the day it is the goal of all of us to win matches."