Defender Daniel Agger has commented on speculation linking him with a move to Manchester City, insisting he would like to remain at Liverpool.
The Denmark captain had previously said he could never imagine playing for another English team other than Liverpool, following Fernando Torres’ departure last year.
He has said the same again, to Danish newspaper Politiken;
“I can’t imagine playing for any other club in England but you never know if the club think it’s better to sell.”
Agger, 27, has shown his desire to remain at Anfield visually too – by inking a new ‘YNWA’ tattoo on his knuckles last week. He continued;
“I’d rather stay but that decision is not up to me at the moment.
“Liverpool can do a deal even though I have two years on my contract, but I haven’t changed my mind
on the subject.
“Sometimes you can end up in a position where it’s not your decision. I don’t want to be somewhere I am not wanted but I would prefer if they want me to stay. That is my priority.”
City are believed to have bid at least twice for Agger this summer, with Liverpool having placed a £27m price tag on him. Winger Adam Johnson could be included in any deal for Agger but City are reluctant to bid that high.
Reports suggest City want Agger to form part of a new three-man defence.
Barcelona were also interested in Agger earlier this summer before Liverpool told them their price.
We understand that Brendan Rodgers wishing to keep Agger but understands that should a bid of £27m come in then it could be ‘too good to refuse’.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have opened contract negotiations with Martin Skrtel, he is reported to have been offered a new four year deal.