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30 January 2009 @ 05:12 pm
Skrtel: We can still follow Zenit  
Martin Skrtel is adamant Liverpool can still emulate his former club Zenit St Petersburg by ending their long wait for a league title.

The Slovakian was a key part of the Zenit side that won the 2007 Russian title - their first since 1984.
Liverpool's chances of following suit have not been helped by a run of three draws which has seen them drop to third in the Barclays Premier League.
But Skrtel told LFC Magazine: "Titles are not won in January. Whether we are first, second or whatever position, the pressure is still the same.
"There is still a long way to go and a lot of games until the end of the season.
"We still have to play Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Aston Villa – all the teams up around the top of the table.
"We know we can beat these teams and it is far from over yet.
"We've already beaten United this season, so we know we are capable of doing that again. But it's not just them we have to beat. If we want to win the league, we have to try and beat everyone we come up against."
Of his experience in Russia, Skrtel added: "Zenit hadn't won the league since 1984 and it was such a long time to go without being champions. In that respect it was even better when we won it.
"There is only one club in St Petersburg, so all the people in the city support the club. It was great to win the title for them after so long.
"It would be great to experience that feeling again here with Liverpool. Nineteen years is a long time to wait for another league title. It would be brilliant to help Liverpool win it again after all this time."

Source: liverpoolfc.tv
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