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Agger denies weighing up Liverpool exit

ESPN staff
October 29, 2013
Agger has been at Liverpool since 2006 © Getty Images

Daniel Agger has denied reports that he plans to leave Liverpool in January if he fails to win back his place in the starting line-up.

Agger's chances since then have been limited by Rodgers' decision to switch from a flat back four to a three-man central defence consisting of Kolo Toure, Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho.

And the Denmark international, a £6 million signing from Brondby in 2006, had indicated that he may decide to move on when the transfer window opens in the New Year.

"If I don't play, and if the manager doesn't think I am good enough, that could make me leave Liverpool," he said in an interview with Danish television.

"I'm here to play football, nothing else. So if I don't play football, then I don't want to be here any more."

But following the interview, Agger took to Twitter to claim he is not going anywhere:

The 28-year-old has not started a game for the club since manager Brendan Rodgers changed his defensive formation in late September.

Liverpool rejected a £14.6 million from Barcelona for the centre-back during the summer, having fended off interest from Manchester City in 2012.

But his last start for the club came in the 1-0 Premier League defeat against Southampton on September 21, when he had to come off during the second half as he struggled with the effects of a rib injury.

Agger was made vice-captain during the summer following Jamie Carragher's retirement.

He started the season as a first-choice centre-back alongside new signing Toure, helping Liverpool to keep clean sheets in each of their opening three league games.

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