Liverpool transfers: Rodgers expects Agger to stay amid Barça interest
Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers expects Daniel Agger to remain loyal to the Reds despite interest from Barcelona
Brendan Rodgers has backed Liverpool’s vice-captain Daniel Agger to spurn interest from Barcelona and remain loyal to the Reds.
The Liverpool manager named Agger as Jamie Carragher’s successor last week amid talk of La Liga champions Barcelona submitting a £17m offer for the Denmark international.
The 28-year-old penned a new long-term deal with the Reds last summer, and Rodgers is confident Agger will remain committed to the Merseyside outfit.
“Daniel has given me his word that he loves Liverpool and I will expect him to be here,” Rodgers told the Daily Mirror.
“He had chances to leave, but told me as long as we wanted him here, then he wanted to stay.
“He’s been brilliant, that is why we have given him the vice-captaincy. The one thing I got from him from the very first conversation is loyalty.
“That is why he signed a new contract and committed himself to the club, and why we gave him a new contract – because we want him to be part of our future.
“He is important to the way we play, and he has been central to the way we work since I came here, and he knows that. There have been a couple of enquiries, but we have made our position clear.”