The future of Liverpool’s centre-back Daniel Agger remains in the balance, as the player has slipped down the pecking order at Anfield, reports the Express. The Danish international had been more heavily liked with a departure at an earlier point in the summer, but the defender has refused to rule out the possibility of his exit as the transfer window moves to within 5 days of closing.
Agger features behind Martin Skrtel, Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren in the Liverpool backline, and is unlikely to feature with particular prominence for the Reds next season. The player had looked to be heading for the door following talks whilst Liverpool were pre-season touring America, but remains at the club still.
‘Brendan and I talk with honesty to each other but the last thing I will ever do is stand and whine in front of someone,’ said Agger as he contemplated his future career. The 29 year old is now entering into his tenth season at Liverpool, and he has become a prominent character within their dressing room. However, the team has undergone massive changes this summer, and the centre-back’s role is looking increasingly less significant.
As Agger promises that he will not ‘whine’, however, it is clear that the player will do his best to help Liverpool should he remain at the club next season. Though Brendan Rodgers is reportedly open to the prospect of selling Agger, the Northern-Irishman is yet to receive a satisfactory bid. Should the defender’s asking price be met then he is expected to leave, however.