Liverpool defender Daniel Agger hopes to release his anger and disappointment with a good performance against Steaua Bucharest in the Europa League.

The Denmark international was left out of the starting line-up for Sunday's Barclays Premier League goalless draw at Birmingham. Agger admits it was a decision which left him frustrated but he knows, with such a big squad at Roy Hodgson's disposal, there will always be another chance around the corner.

"Obviously I was not happy because I want to play but it is not my decision and I have to accept it," said the 25-year-old. "I just have to work hard and improve but I need to use the games I get to show the boss I am good enough to play there."

In contrast to the behaviour of departed midfielder Javier Mascherano, Agger is much more restrained in his attitude to disappointment.

Mascherano very publicly showed his frustration by opting out of the club's fixture at Manchester City when he heard about a bid from Barcelona. The Argentina captain subsequently got his wish but Agger said he would not do anything to jeopardise the harmony within the dressing room.

"I think it is fair enough to be disappointed and angry, you just don't have to show it," he added.

"You can show it to yourself at home - you can kick things if you want - but when you are at the club you have to behave and accept things as they are."

Agger is likely to get a run-out at centre-half having been pressed into service as an emergency left-back in some of the club's earlier games. With deadline-day signing Paul Konchesky fit to play despite coming off against Birmingham and Hodgson looking to change things around, the Dane will get a chance in his preferred position.

"I want to be in that team. That is the most important thing for me - whether he puts me as a goalie or a striker, it doesn't matter," said Agger.

"I don't think I can offer the same at left-back as I can at centre-back, a club like Liverpool needs a different kind of player. But if the manager is of the opinion I can play there then I will do."

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