Liverpool star 'flattered' by Barcelona interest

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Liverpool defender Daniel Agger admits it's flattering to be linked with a club like Barcelona, but has no desire to push for a move away from Merseyside, reports

The 28-year-old Denmark international has built a strong allegiance to Reds fans since joining the club from Brondby in a £6million deal in 2006.

And, after signing a new contract at Anfield in October 2012, Agger insists he is more than happy to see out his current Liverpool deal, which still has just under three years to run.

"Overall you have to think that it [Barcelona's interest] is a positive," the centre-back told Jyllands-Posten. "It is a positive that someone likes what you are doing.

"When a club such as Barcelona think that, then it is a boost, and for that I am pleased. I am not going to deny that but that doesn't mean that anything [a move] happens."

Earlier this month, Agger's agent claimed that Liverpool had rejected a bid from Barcelona, as speculation mounted that he could be on his way to Camp Nou.

However, Brendan Rodgers appears determined to keep the defender in England, as he looks to mount a challenge for a place in the Premier League top four in 2013/14.

"If a move doesn't happen then that's that," Agger added. "That's nothing I can dictate or decide.

"I have a contract with Liverpool for another three years and if they want to keep me, they will keep me."

Agger has made a total of 211 appearances for Liverpool over the past seven seasons, scoring 12 goals, and is looking forward to adding to his total, having featured in all three matches in the new campaign.

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