Liverpool defender seeks Anfield stay

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Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has insisted he is happy to stay at Anfield, despite the fervent speculation linking him with a potential switch to La Liga champions Barcelona.

28-year-old Agger, who joined the Reds from Danish outfit Brondby in January 2006, is a key member of the first-team squad at Anfield and his excellent form has seen him become the subject of rumours that suggest he has been identified as an ideal candidate to boost new Barca manager Gerardo Martino's ailing defensive options at the Nou Camp. 

Despite the obvious allure of the Catalan giants, however, Agger insists he has not once thought about leaving his current employers. 

"Barcelona are obviously a big club, but I have never thought about leaving Liverpool, unless they want to sell," he is quoted by the Daily Mirror. "Everyone at the club is an integral part of my life. I have a YNWA tattoo!"

The Denmark international, who played the full 90 minutes as Liverpool opened their 2013/14 Premier League account with a 1-0 victory over Stoke City on Saturday, has even hinted that failure to reach the Champions League might not even convince him that his long-term future lies away from Anfield.

He added: ""Frankly I don't mind if we don't finish in the top four, I love the club."

Following their opening day triumph, Liverpool's next fixture sees them travel to face Paul Lambert's Aston Villa on Saturday. 

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