New Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keen on retaining central defender Daniel Agger although the player may be swayed by the rising interest from Barcelona and Manchester City, claimed the Daily Mail. Although there are rumours of a new deal with Liverpool, Agger’s agent denies the receipt of an offer from the club.
Agger started his career with Danish club Brondby and moved to Anfield in 2006 after just two years with their first team. The centre-back has since then made 165 appearances for the Reds. The Danish international is known for having a poor injury record throughout his career but this has not discouraged Barcelona and Manchester City from pursuing the 27 year-old.
Both clubs have already made formal bids for Agger but the offers have been promptly rejected by Rodgers who identifies the central defender as an integral part of his plans for next season. Rumours of his departure were fueled further when he was left out of the squad that flew to Belarus to face Gomel in the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round match, but these notions were dispelled by Rodgers who claimed the player had not returned to full match fitness.
Although his agent has denied the club’s offer of a new deal, he did admit that the defender was happy at Anfield and was not looking for a transfer this summer. With Rodgers also planning to hang on to his star, only a massive bid could see Agger leave for another club during this transfer window.