Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel signs new contract

Defender Martin Skrtel
Martin Skrtel made 48 appearances in all competitions last season

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has signed a new contractexternal-link with the club.

Slovakia international Skrtel, 30, had one year to run on his current deal but the Reds have not disclosed the length of his new contract.

Skrtel has made 293 appearances for the club since joining in 2008 from Zenit St-Petersburg.

The news comes after an announcement earlier on Friday that Jordan Henderson has been appointed Liverpool's new captain.