Brendan Rodgers Expects Daniel Agger to Stay at Liverpool Despite Apparent Barcelona Interest

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Manager keen to keep Danish stopper.

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has stated that he fully expects Daniel Agger will staying at the club this summer, Sky Sports reports.

Reports both at home and abroad have hinted that the Danish international will be on the move this summer after Spanish giants Barcelona expressed an interest in taking him from Anfield.

However, Brendan Rodgers spoke to press in Norway ahead of Liverpool’s friendly with Valerenga on Wednesday, Rodgers insisted that he does not expect Agger to be leaving Anfield.

“This is all about loyalty,” Rodgers told a press conference.

“He’s obviously a world-class defender. Daniel is very committed to Liverpool; he’s one of the players that have really impressed me.

“If we’re talking about loyalty, he was one of the first players that I spoke to when I became the manager. At the time, there were a number of big clubs looking to sign Daniel.

“But he gave me his word that for as long as I wanted him to be at Liverpool, he would be at Liverpool. He has never swayed from that.

“He has an unswerving commitment to Liverpool which is so refreshing. His loyalty to the club is incredible.

“I would suspect when he signed his new contract last year, he was hoping that this would be the contract that’s going to allow him to see out the best part of his career at Liverpool.”

Rodgers is still in the market for defensive cover, especially after Martin Skrtel has been linked with joining up with former boss Rafa Benitez at Napoli.

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