Martin Skrtel: Liverpool defender confirms six-week lay-off

Martin Skrtel is helped off the pitch
Liverpool's Martin Skrtel was helped off the pitch in Sunday's game with Watford

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has confirmed he will be sidelined for six weeks through injury.

The 31-year-old Slovakia international limped off in the 41st minute of the Reds' 3-0 defeat by Watford on Sunday.

In a post on his Instagram account,external-link Skrtel said he had suffered a tear in his hamstring and tendon.

He wrote: "I will work hard on my recovery and will do everything to come back as soon as possible and even stronger than before."

Skrtel has been ever-present for Liverpool this season, making 26 appearances in all competitions.