The Slovakia international admits he had a limited knowledge of the Scot's legendary status prior to his move to Merseyside but now sees just why he has his iconic status.
Skrtel told LFC Weekly: "Appointing him was definitely the best option.
"I'm happy because he is a nice person and a great manager. I can see the future under him being very good.
"To be very honest I didn't know an awful lot about Kenny (before arriving at the club). I was very young when he was the manager the first time. But in the four years I've been at the club I have seen him here and have learned about the history of the club and the part he's played in it. Now I know a lot more about him.
"He has told us the most important thing is a good team spirit and if we play together we can get some success. He has kept our confidence high and that has been the most important thing.
"He's done it through his personality. He's a nice guy and he's always joking and smiling. He has changed the atmosphere around the team."