Daniel Agger has not been offered to be sold to any clubs this January, despite rumours suggesting Liverpool are looking to offload the Danish international.
Manager Roy Hodgson came out today to slap a not for sale sign on the defender, who is set to make his comeback from long-term injury in this Saturday’s Premier League clash at home to Bolton.
Hodgson told the club’s official web site, “Daniel Agger has not been ‘offered’ to anybody. Daniel Agger is a Liverpool player and there’s a good chance he’ll be in the Liverpool team on Saturday [against Bolton].
“So if ever you hear Daniel Agger is being ‘offered’, it’s not by Liverpool Football Club – it’s by unscrupulous people who are second guessing and looking at players who have not been in the team in the last couple of weeks and suggesting they might be available. But anytime you read that, it is untrue.”
Agger’s agent Per Steffensen has also been quoted in today’s press as playing down the speculation.
He said, “I’m surprised by the things I hear. If a club wants to get rid of a player the most obvious thing is that the clubs goes to the player and tell him about their plans. That has not happened.”