Rafa Benitez will attempt to take his former signing Daniel Agger on-loan to Napoli with him until the end of the season in the January transfer window, according to reports.
Daniel Agger: A victim of the Liverpool FC pairing crisis?
Andy Hunter of the Guardian writes in Tuesday’s edition of the newspaper:
Representatives of the Italian club contacted Liverpool on Monday regarding a temporary deal for the 29-year-old when the transfer window reopens.
John Percy and Chris Bascombe write in the Telegraph:
Benítez, who tried to sign Martin Skrtel in the summer, will have noted Agger’s predicament and potential lack of first-team chances and made contact with the Merseyside club on Monday.
Agger has struggled to keep his place in the Liverpool side this season due to a succession of injuries, the resurgence in form of Martin Skrtel, and £18 million signing of French defender Mamadou Sakho.
Despite being made the club’s vice-captain in the summer, the Danish international has made just eight appearances in the league this season for Liverpool and was left out of the side for Sunday’s 5-0 victory over Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
Benitez signed Agger for Liverpool from Brondby in 2006. Over the years, the now 29-year-old has often been linked with moves to some of Europe’s top clubs—namely Barcelona and Manchester City.
Should Agger leave to Napoli, he would team up with Liverpool’s on-loan goalkeeper Pepe Reina, whom he played with for seven years on Merseyside.
Important to stress Agger isn't looking to leave @LFC – in a recent interview he said if the club are happy with him he's happy to stay.
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarrett) December 17, 2013
However, unless experienced cover is brought in for him, it is unlikely that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will allow the Dane to leave on-loan.
Kolo Toure remains an option at centre-back for Liverpool, whilst Martin Kelly said last week that he also is fit to fight for a place in the team.
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