Martin Skrtel reveals he had to have his head stapled after scoring Liverpool equaliser against Arsenal

Slovakian defender scored dramatic 97th minute goal at Anfield

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Martin Skrtel has revealed his head needed to be stapled after colliding with Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud.

The Liverpool centre-back had his head strapped up before rising powerfully to head home the Reds' equaliser in the 97th minute - injury time given because of the Slovakian's head injury.

The defender later took to Instagram to show a picture of his wound, which needed half a dozen staples.

"Dissapoiting [sic] with the result but happy to scored that late goal and helped the team to get at least the point!" he posted.

The image was part of a collage that showed the Giroud collision and Skrtel scoring then celebrating.

Philippe Coutinho put Liverpool into a first-half lead but Arsenal responded almost immediately through Mathieu Debuchy.

Martin Skrtel heads in the dramatic equaliser

Giroud then put Arsenal into the lead before Skrtel's late header made it 2-2.