Liverpool “determined to keep Agger”

Liverpool FC will do everything in their reasonable power to resist offers for defender Daniel Agger this summer, manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed.

Agger has been the subject of intense speculation surrounding his future at Anfield, with Manchester City recently having had a £20million bid for the Danish international turned down.

The Reds have been reported to be looking towards offers up of £25million, but with the transfer window closing in just two weeks, may see it as too late in the day to sell a first team player.

27-year-old Agger is highly rated by new Reds boss Rodgers, and today the Northern Irishman attempted to play down the speculation on his central defender.

He said, “The first point is that we don’t want to sell him. Two, I believe he’s a player that will thrive in this way of working – and three, he doesn’t want to leave, which is a great help as well, so for us nothing changes.

“He’s a top player, I want to keep him here. Over the last couple of months we’ve been able to sell that project to a number of our senior players and they’ve very happy to move forward with the vision.

“I would expect Daniel to be the same and he made that clear in the very first conversation that we had – that he wants to be a part of our revolution here in terms of moving forward. He hasn’t wavered from that in any single way whatsoever.

“Other reported club obviously have made bids for him, which is natural because he’s a top player, but for us nothing has changed. He doesn’t want to go and more importantly we don’t want to sell him.”

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