Napoli, Liverpool, Skrtel,

After a stellar performance of containing Manchester United’s  Robin van Persie this afternoon Liverpool are bracing themselves for another bid from Italian Serie A side Napoli whose manager former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has made Slovak international defender one of his summer transfer targets.

According to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Partenopei are willing to increase their initial offer in order to bring Skrtel to the Stadio San Paolo.

The 28-year-old defender was until his man of the match performance today said to be keen on a move to Italy where he would join up with fellow Slovak and team captain Marek Hamsik, yet after the job he did today Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers must think long and hard before letting him leave.