Liverpool have received no bids for Daniel Agger confirms Rodgers

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has stated that the club have received no enquiries for defender Daniel Agger despite the Dane being closely linked with a move away from Anfield.

Agger has been speculated to leave Merseyside all summer after making just 20 Premier League appearances last season for the Reds.

Several clubs have been rumoured to snatch the 29-year-old including Barcelona, Arsenal and Tottenham.

No bids

However, Rodgers has stated that no official bids have came in for Agger.

He told Sky Sports: "I've seen some stories on that but, no, we haven't had any enquiries.

"Dan's still getting some work done on his knee, he's been a bit unfortunate since America. He's still getting treatment but we haven't had anything, no offers."

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Agger flew home early from Liverpool's pre-season tour of America which first of all started the rumours that the Denmark captain was on his way out of Anfield.

This was followed by the signing of Dejan Lovren for a fee of £20 million which would likely place Agger further down the pecking order of Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho.

Agger then did not make the Liverpool squad for their friendly against Borussia Dortmund which all but confirmed Agger was destined to leave.

Premier League interest

If Agger is to be sold, he is attracting a host of top European clubs in the race for his signature. Liverpool must be wise who they do not sell the defender to. With both Arsenal and Tottenham interested, it would be a a daft move to sell to a Premier League rival who is fighting for a Champions League spot.

However, with Barcelona signing Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal, the Reds could be left with no option but to sell Agger to a rival club.

A foolish sale

Personally, Rodgers would be daft to sell Agger altogether. Agger is a ball-playing centre-half, one who possesses so much elegance and composure to play from the back. That is the exact style that the Northern Irishman looks to play, so the former Brondby man fits the bill.

Along with that, he could arguably play the defensive midfield role. Rodgers has stated that Steven Gerrard will not be able to play every game this season now the Reds are in the Champions League. Therefore, it could be worth experimenting with Agger adopting that role. He has his defensive mindset, comfortable on the ball, he can pick a pass and can glide past defenders.

Nonethless, one can hardly blamer Agger for wanting an Anfield exit. Last season at times he was the club's fourth choice centre-back with Skrtel, Sakho and Kolo Toure being picked ahead of him.

Add the signing of Lovren and Tiago Illori returning on loan, it could see Liverpool's vice-captain further slide do to the line leaving him only to feature in Capital One and early round FA Cup games.

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