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Liverpool poised to cash in on international stalwart as Klopp looks to ring the changes

Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel is wanted by Turkish giants Besiktas, and is rumoured to be on the brink of an Anfield exit.

The Reds received a positive approach for the centre-back on Thursday—according to The Sun—and the Istanbul heavyweights are believed to be keen to agree a fee for the defender, with the tabloid suggesting that a £7 million bid would suit Besiktas.

The Sun note that Klopp is looking to make changes, and the 31-year-old—who has admirers both in England and beyond—could be a candidate for the exit door, with the German manager keen to cash in on the stopper.

Skrtel moved to Anfield from Zenit St Petersburg in 2008, during Rafael Benitez’s tenure at the club.

He has gone over to make well over 200 appearances for the Reds, and has certainly improved as a player, rounding off some of his rough edges to become a versatile and competent EPL defender.

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However, his long spell at Liverpool has been fairly short of honours, with the Slovakian—who will represent his nation at the Euros this summer—having just one League Cup to show for his eight years of service.

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