Martin Skrtel is known almost as much for his inked arms as for his tenacious defending, and the Slovakian centre-back was called upon for a different kind of role this week as he helped one Liverpool fan get a "96" tattoo tribute to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.
A tattoo parlour in the Anfield region had teamed up with the Hillsborough Justice Campaign to get 96 supporters tattooed in different styles and instead of paying for the cost of the work, to make a donation to the support group.
Martin Skrtel was invited along to put the finishing touches on to the back of one "lucky" fan, only for the supporter to get something of a shock when he realised that despite Skrtel's plentiful supply of tattoos, he had never done one himself!
Everyone seemed happy with their results in the end, and the effort raised around £1,000 for the justice campaign, as well as additional funds raised through a signed Liverpool shirt that Skrtel himself donated.
Liverpool continue to back the fight for justice for the victims of the Hillsborough disaster and they are hoping to hear this week that the original inquest verdicts of how the 96 died will be overturned. There will also be a new police enquiry into the disaster as ordered by the Home Secretary.
The club are also backing a collaboration between singers and celebrities to make a rendition of "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" the Christmas No. 1 single in the UK. The proceeds from sales of the record will be going to aid the ongoing justice fight.
Meanwhile Skrtel will be preparing for Liverpool's next fixture, a home match against Fulham at the weekend. You can follow live commentary coverage of the game here on Bleacher Report.