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Liverpool's Martin Skrtel: 'I wanted to carry on playing after concussion'

Martin Skrtel insists that he is "alright" and admits that he wanted to carry on playing after suffering concussion in Liverpool's FA Cup quarter-final against Blackburn.

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has admitted that he wanted to carry on playing, despite briefly losing consciousness on the pitch during Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final against Blackburn Rovers.

The 30-year-old was stretchered off at Anfield with his neck in a brace after he landed awkwardly following a collision in the air with Rudy Gestede just three minutes into the match.

Skrtel was taken to hospital as a precaution, but has insisted that he is feeling okay and has not suffered any ill-effects of the incident.

"Everything is alright," Skrtel wrote on Instagram. "I was unconscious for a bit but glad it is nothing serious.

"I wanted to carry on but fair play to the physios, they didn't let me - that's the rules! Off for a couple of days with the family. Thanks for all your support. YNWA."

The Championship side were able to hold Liverpool to a goalless draw and force through a replay.

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Liverpool's Slovakian defender Martin Skrtel talks with Liverpool's Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers as he is carried off the pitch on a stretcher during FA Cup quarter-final match between Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers at Anfield in Liverpool, nort
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