Daniel Agger Flattered By Barcelona Interest

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Despite the interest from the La Liga Champions, Agger is happy to remain with Liverpool for the foreseeable future.

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Liverpool centre back Daniel Agger has admitted that he flattered to be linked with a move to Barcelona but insists he is happy to remain at Anfield, Goal.com reports.

Agger’s agent announced that Liverpool had rejected a bid from Barcelona earlier in August, with the Catalan giants interested in bringing the Danish international to the Nou Camp to shore up their leaky defence.

Despite being flattered by the interest from Barcelona, Agger has no plans to force his way out of Anfield and is happy to see out the remainder of his contract, which expires in 2016.

“Overall you have to think that it [Barcelona’s interest] is a positive,” Agger told Jyllands-Posten.

“It is a positive that someone likes what you are doing. When a club such as Barcelona think that then it is a boost and for that I am pleased. I am not going to deny that but that doesn’t mean that anything [a move] happens.

“If a move doesn’t happen then that’s that. That’s nothing I can dictate or decide. I have a contract with Liverpool for another three years and if they want to keep me, they will keep me.”

Agger is now one of Liverpool’s most influential players and was made the club’s vice-captain earlier in the summer by manager Brendan Rodgers.

Barcelona are desperate to sign a quality centre back before the transfer window closes as doubts persist about the long-term fitness of Carlos Puyol.

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