The Slovakian bagged his team's second of the afternoon to add to Fernando Amorebieta's earlier own goal, before Luis Suarez struck twice to provide the perfect riposte to last week's 2-0 defeat to Arsenal.
Consequently Brendan Rodgers's men move up to second in England's top flight and Skrtel is adamant that the rest of the division caught a glimpse of the team's title credentials this afternoon.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, the defender said: "We wanted to send a message - we are here and we are ready to fight. We are happy with the three points today.
"We wanted to keep a high tempo. Even after the first half and it was 3-0, we wanted to play our game."
Liverpool make the short trip to Goodison Park in a fortnight for the Merseyside derby with Everton, with the international break halting the domestic calendar next week.