Agger reveals why he didn't join Barcelona

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Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has refused to rule out leaving the club in the future after revealing the reason why he didn't join Barcelona this summer.

In an interview with Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet, Agger said the decision to sell him to Barcelona was left up to the Anfield club.

And while the Liverpool defender is happy to fight for trophies at Anfield and see out the rest of his contract, he admits he doesn't know what the future holds.

"In January, I’ll have been at Liverpool for eight years," said Agger.

"If you count how many central defenders who have gone through the system during the period, you need use more than one hand. That’s a lot, and I’m standing there still. I think that’s a reason [I'm still at the club]. I know, that is!

"For me [staying at Anfield] it’s also about making the team as strong as possible, because I’m hungry to win something. I believe winning things is possible.

"I’m interested in being part of a squad of 25 strong players, and those who the club bought in during the summer clearly help raise our level.

"[The decision on Liverpool selling me to Barcelona] was up to the club. The club would not sell me, and it was so. We can always talk about that again later.

"I do not know [if I'll leave Liverpool]. Right now I have two and a half years left on my contract, and I intend to fulfil my contract. I’m glad I'm at Liverpool and playing well. We have a great team, and if I can win something it will be great. Liverpool is a huge club."

The Denmark international was one of several Premier League defenders linked with a move to the Nou Camp over the summer. The Catalan giants prioritised the signing of a central defender once they had wrapped up a move for Neymar, but they couldn't get a deal done before the end of the window.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has plenty of options at centre-back, with late deals secured for Mamadou Sakho from Paris St Germain and Tiago Ilori from Sporting Lisbon.

Both provide competition for first-team duo Martin Skrtel and Agger, while Liverpool academy graduate Andre Wisdom offers back-up.

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