ESPN – Skrtel hardly deserving of a new contract at Liverpool

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol reacts to ESPN FC blogger David Usher's Liverpool player ratings, where he does not agree with Emre Can's defensive mistakes. The message Liverpool attempted to convey was that lessons had been learned. They had left it too late to open negotiations with Steven Gerrard about an extended deal, which scarcely gave their iconic captain the sense he was wanted, and saw him decide to depart Anfield. So there would be no repeat. Three first-team regulars are contracted until 2016. They would escalate talks and ensure they wouldn't run the risk of losing Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson or Martin Skrtel. Sterling is the…