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Liverpool reject Benitez offer for £15m star

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Liverpool look set to keep hold of defender Daniel Agger, with reports suggesting that the Premier League outfit have rejected a loan offer for the Danish international.

According to reports cited by The Metro, the Reds have turned down an offer from Serie A title challengers Napoli - a team now managed by former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez who had requested Agger on a temporary basis until the end of the season.

29-year-old Agger - reportedly valued at £15 million - joined Liverpool from Danish Superliga side Brondby during the 2006 January transfer window and went on to establish himself as a first-team regular under the tutelage of Benitez at Anfield.

This season, however, Brendan Rodgers' second in charge on Merseyside, Agger has seen his role reduced somewhat.

He had made just eight appearances in the Premier League so far this season as the Northern Irishman has often preferred the likes of Kolo Toure, Martin Skrtel and new signing Mamadou Sakho in a back three.

Speculation has persisted over Agger's future for some time now, with reports earlier this season claiming that he could quit Liverpool if he is unable to regain his place in the starting lineup.

However, Agger swiftly sought to address this contentious issue in late October and insisted that he wasn't going anywhere.

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