Martin Skrtel completes move to Fenerbahce

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Liverpool lost a familiar face on Thursday as veteran defender Martin Skrtel completed his move to Turkish-side Fenerbahce.

Skrtel has made 320 appearances for the Reds since joining the club in 2008, now leaving Lucas Leiva as Liverpool’s most experienced player in the current squad.

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The 31-year-old defender missed a large portion of last season while battling injury, although his future at the club always seemed to be in doubt under Jurgen Klopp.

Skrtel’s move to Fenerbahce is for a reported transfer fee of about $6.5 million, where he will join former Premier Leaguers Robin Van Persie and Raul Meireles.