Liverpool defender and Daniel Agger denies any emotional speeches made to Brendan Rodgers and has stated that he was not pleased with last season.
Daniel Agger was appointed Liverpool’s vice-captain last summer after Jamie Carragher called it quits but was largely marginalized. The arrival of Dejan Lovren from Southampton has further pushed him down the pecking order. He has attracted interest from Barcelona, Arsenal and Atlético Madrid this summer, but Liverpool are yet to receive a firm offer for the 29 year old Denmark captain.
Agger has admitted that his future with the Reds is complicated and he is unsure of the way things will pan out eventually.
“The future is complicated,” the defender told Jyllands-Posten.
“There are a few things that has to be sorted and we have to take it from there. I actually don’t know what will happen. It is a bit up to Liverpool.
The arrival of Mamadou Sakho from PSG last season pushed Agger to the bench and the defender has said that he was not displeased at being on the bench (his injuries did not help his case), but the manner in which it was done.
“I have had niggling injuries at the wrong times and I have to say that it is difficult to change the team when it is winning. I am not frustrated by that. I am frustrated the way it happened and the way it was handled.”
There were reports that stated that the player broke down in front of Brendan Rodgers and begged him to let him leave the club. Agger has gone on record and denied that he made an emotional appeal to the Liverpool manager during the US tour.
“There was nothing true in that story whatsoever. I went home from the US because I had problems with my knee and had had so for some time. Brendan Rodgers and I talk with honesty to each other but the last thing I will ever do is stand and whine in front of someone. Especially when it comes to football, because in football there is nothing to whine about.”
With less than a week left for the transfer window to close, Agger’s future hangs in the balance. From the player’s perspective, he would want to move away from the Merseyside club where he is clearly the third choice centre back for the LCB spot. Liverpool would be happy to have someone of Agger’s pedigree within the squad as they compete in four competitions and want a larger squad to deal with injuries etc. However, it is unlikely that the Reds would deny Agger a chance of leaving the club if the right offer came.