Liverpool boss Brendan Rogers has assured Daniel Agger that he has a future at Anfield and he is happy for the Danish captain to stay.
Agger started just 16 games in a season he was plagued by injury, and when he regained full fitness, he had to settle for a seat on bench as Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho were preferred on Rogers' team-sheet.
The Reds have also been chasing Southampton defender Dejan Lovren, who is rated at £20million by the Saints, and it was speculated that Liverpool could sell their vice-captain to boost funds to secure a deal for the Croatian defender.
However, the Liverpool manager has dismissed rumours that Agger is leaving the club.
The Northern Irishman told reporters: "Agger is one of the best players we have. He has been unlucky because he has been plagued by injuries last season.
"He is a good player, he is experienced and we can use that in the upcoming season. Daniel has signed a contract with us [which expires in June 2016] and he showed in the first half, what an excellent player he is."
There has been plenty of speculation for the last few several transfer windows that Agger could potentially move to Barcelona, due to his superb ability with the ball.
For me, he is the best defender Liverpool have got, and I'm in no doubt that he needs to play more if the club are to challenge for the Premier League next season.
The Reds finished second in the table last season, and will need to call on more players this time around with Champions League football coming back to Anfield.
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