Rodgers hopes Agger stays: His loyalty is ‘refreshing’

Send

Brendan Rodgers hopes that Daniel Agger will stay at Liverpool FC despite interest from Barcelona.

Daniel Agger

Barcelona have been tracking the player for at least 12 months and speculation has intensified linking him with a move to the Nou Camp.

But Rodgers thinks the player will stay at the Anfield club:

"This is all about loyalty.

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

"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."

"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.

In what can be interpreted at a swipe at Luis Suarez, Rodgers continued:

"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."

Agger is not in the squad to face Valerenga tonight due to a slight knock picked up at the end of the Olympiacos game.

Send