Martin Skrtel has been charged by the FA following an apparent stamp on goalkeeper David De Gea, in the fiery Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester United.
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The defender could be handed a three-match ban, which would rule him out of the blockbuster clash with Arsenal after the international break.
The punishment will surely give Reds manager Brendan Rodgers a real selection headache for the fixtures the 30-year-old is likely to miss, given Skrtel has been a pivotal player, and leader, in his favoured back-three formation.
With Liverpool having grown accustomed to a back-three, Rodgers could opt to remain loyal to the formation, rather than switch to a back-four, with Kolo Toure, Emre Can, and Mamadou Sakho the chosen trio.
What a miss the Slovakian could be…