Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is likely to face a huge battle with Premier league champions Manchester City when it comes to the future of defender Martin Skrtel. The 27-year-old Slovakian has been one of the influential members in the Liverpool squad over the last couple of seasons. However, it has emerged in the last couple of days following the appointment of Brendan Rodgers from Swansea that Manchester City could be in for Martin Skrtel due to the fact that they have been rebuffed from their interest on AC Milan defender Thiago Silva.

The 27-year-old defender only has two seasons left on his current contract. He has already stated that he would like to move to a new club in the summer after growing frustrated about the lack of European football at Anfield. It has been three consecutive seasons since Liverpool were last in the Champions League. Apart from the revenues that the Champions League provides, it has also been responsible for keeping the high profile players happy at a club. Due to the absence of this competition, Liverpool are likely to lose Martin Skrtel to Manchester City. After having done extremely poorly in the opening two seasons in the European competitions, Manchester City will be hoping to do well this season.

Liverpool could also be subject to transfer rumours surrounding Denmark international Daniel Agger, who has so far made no noises about leaving Liverpool. However, if he sees Martin Skrtel move to Manchester City on a contract worth around £ 120,000 per week, then it is extremely likely that he will also demand a transfer in the near future. Due to the fact that he has done extremely well with the Denmark national team at the Euro 2012, he is likely to be facing offers from the big clubs across Europe.