Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has revealed that he feared that his career could be over after suffering a serious knee injury at Manchester City last weekend.
Skrtel twisted his knee and suffered posterior cruciate ligament damage during the 3-2 win at Eastlands.
The Slovakia international was eventually told the following day he would not need surgery and could be back in action by Christmas.
But the centre-back said: “The pain was unbearable, I cannot remember a lot about the moment but it was terrible. I thought that was the end for me.
“I have never suffered anything like that before but I remained conscious and I was given oxygen for the pain.”