Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has done little to play down the speculation linked him with Manchester City by declaring that the Reds need to prove they can match his ambitions.
The 27-year-old was voted Liverpool's Player of the Season and was one of the most consistent performers for the club who certainly underachieved by finishing in eighth place.
Liverpool would certainly not want to lose the defender but, according to the Liverpool Daily Post, they are aware of interest from Manchester City.
“Some changes have been made at the club and he (Martin Skrtel) wants to know what the aims and ambitions are. And of course, we will discuss the issue of Martin’s new contract," revealed Srtel's agent Karol Cstonto.
“Liverpool is a big club and just because they haven’t made the Champions League this year doesn’t mean they would not do it next year. There are expectations on both sides, though.”
Skrtel still has two years remaining on his contract and new Reds boss Brendan Rodgers will certainly be hoping that he can convince the defender to stay at the club next season.
Manchester City had shown an interest in AC Milan defender Thiago Silva but they have been put off as the Italian club are demanding in excess of £35million for the Brazilian.