Jose Enrique, who moved to Anfield from Newcastle last summer, rates the 27-year-old Slovakian defender ahead of Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany.
Skrtel has made 37 appearances for the Reds this season, netting four times – and Enrique insists he would not swap the defender for any other player in the Premier League
Skrtel has helped Liverpool to keep 11 clean sheets in the league – a stat beaten only by Swansea City and the two Manchester clubs.
“You cannot say that any striker has made a game difficult for him this season,” the left-back told Liverpoolfc.tv. “Against many different strikers this season he has had an amazing game.
“He is doing really, really well for us.
“He has everything. He’s good in the air, he’s a strong player, he’s quick, he’s good with the ball.
“For me, I wouldn’t swap him for any centre-back in the Premier League.
“I know Kompany is a good centre-back too but I prefer Martin.”
Enrique also spoke about Sebastian Coates and the scissor-kick he scored against Queens Park Rangers last week.
The Spaniard admits he was pleasantly surprised to see that his young teammate was capable of such acrobatics.
“I don’t think he knew he could do it!” joked the 26-year-old.
“He told me he tried but was scared because the defender tried to head the ball and he didn’t want to kick him.
“But he scored an amazing goal – maybe you’ll only score one of those in your life.”.