Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel eyes rapid response

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel

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Martin Skrtel has said that Liverpool are determined to bounce back from their Europa League elimination when they go head-to-head with Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.

The Slovakian defender was left frustrated after the Reds crashed out of the round of 32 against Besiktas in Istanbul on Thursday night when the two-legged tie finished level on aggregate at 1-1 after extra time, before The Turkish outfit progressed courtesy of a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win when Dejan Lovren missed his kick.

However with a massive Premier League game against City coming up on Sunday lunch-time, Brendan Rodgers’ men don’t have time to dwell on the European defeat.

And Skrtel insists they will be going all out to secure three points given that they top the current form charts having gone 10 games unbeaten.

A win could be enough to lift Liverpool into the top-four Champions League places and Skrtel said on the club’s website: “Everything is so fresh now, but I think we have to start thinking about the next game and focusing on our next match and keep going again.”

Liverpool are 2.92 to defeat City and 30 to emulate last April’s 3-2 win in the same fixture, while second-placed City are 2.33 to win and the draw is 3.35.

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