This is not the first time the 27-year-old has been linked with a move away from Anfield in recent months. A previous Mirror article claimed rumors to the same effect earlier this summer.
This is a growing trend that will be watched with some anxiety by the Kop faithful. The centre-back was one of the few bright spots on the roster in 2011-12. Finding a replacement of his caliber will be a tall order.
Brendan Rodgers already has a lot of work to do in the transfer market. Adding a starting centre-back will only make his task of reviving Merseyside that much more difficult.
The potential replacement needs to be the strong man in the back and he should have a skill set which complements the ball skills of Daniel Agger.
Here are a few options for the Rodgers to consider should Skrtel leave.