Date: 1st May 2016 at 2:08pm
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By Coral Barry

Martin Skrtel returned to the Liverpool starting line-up to inspire a 3-1 defeat to Swansea on Sunday – and Reds fans did not know whether to laugh or cry.

The Slovakian wore the captain’s armband against the Swans in the absence of James Milner and Jordan Henderson and put in a skipper’s performance that will live long in the Liverpool memory.

Skrtel has been the target of endless criticism this season after a string of questionable displays in recent months and the defender did himself no favours against Swansea.

His afternoon was brilliantly summed up in the lead up to the third goal when he needlessly lunged in on Jefferson Montero, who quickly skipped by him, then missed a clearance header and finally, failed to block Andre Ayew’s shot that nestled into the bottom corner of the net.

So, with all that, how did Twitter rate his performance?

https://twitter.com/Brenzie/status/726749112696213504

https://twitter.com/SteveMcVeigh123/status/726751956044251138

https://twitter.com/CriminalConte/status/726755897318330368

So what does the Liverpool faithful suggest Jurgen Klopp do with the defender?

Warning, some graphic and unlikely scenarios below.

https://twitter.com/seanloveridge/status/726755108378279936

https://twitter.com/philcuteinho/status/726757284043456512

In other Liverpool news, one Reds youngster has been likened to Dele Alli.