Liverpool transfers: Rodgers not looking to sell after rejecting Agger bid
Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers doesn't want to sell any players in January after rejecting Napoli's bid for Daniel Agger
Brendan Rodgers insists he doesn’t want to sell any members of his small squad in January after Liverpool rejected Napoli’s bid for Daniel Agger.
The Denmark international has struggled to retain a regular first-team place amid competition from fellow centre-halves Mamadou Sakho, Martin Skrtel and Kolo Toure.
With the injuries we’ve got, it’s a small squad and we don’t have to move anyone out
Napoli manager Rafael Benitez has renewed his interest in the Reds vice-captain after making a failed offer to sign the defender on loan next month.
With the Liverpool squad already stretched due to injuries to Jose Enrique, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge, Rodgers is adamant that he won’t be allowing players to leave next month.
“It’s not about 11 players, it’s about the whole squad,” Rodgers is quoted as saying by Liverpool Echo.
“Anytime anyone is on the bench there shouldn’t be a question about whether he goes or do other clubs want to take someone on loan.
“With the injuries we’ve got, it’s a small squad and we don’t have to move anyone out. If players aren’t in the team then they need to fight to get back in the team.
“I pick the team and it’s the job of a professional footballer to work hard and respect your team-mates and that’s what they’re doing.
“You saw the spirit in our team at Tottenham. If you looked at our bench when we were scoring the goals and when we were winning, it was a happy bench.
“I’ve always said to the players that aren’t playing that it’s their responsibility to support the players that are playing. There’s very much a togetherness here.”