Rodolfo Borrell could find himself in very big trouble this morning with Brendan Rodgers for comments he’s apparently made to a Spanish newspaper.
Catalan’s Mundo Deportivo has run a report with quotes from the Liverpool man where he says the centre back would suit Barcelona’s current style of play.
“Agger has the right features to suit the Barca game. He is very reliable, especially with the ball, because he comes out very well with it,” he’s quoted as saying.
Agger has been tipped as a possible long term replacement for Carles Puyol at the Nou Camp and this seems to have only added to the speculation that he could be on the move this summer.
It’s unclear as to whether the quote is actually legitimate because the Spanish press haven’t always proven to be completely ethical when it comes to the legitimacy of their sources.
However, if Borrell did indeed make these comments then the only question Liverpool fans should be asking is what on earth is he doing?
The defensive situation with Liverpool remains very fragile because Kolo Toure remains the only high profile addition the club has made since the retirement of Jamie Carragher to that area of the squad.
Liverpool need to be looking at retaining their best players, especially in defence, rather than making comments that will encourage sides interested in them to come forward and make approaches.
Agger is crucial to any chance Brendan Rodgers has of forming a solid back four next season.
You have to question the logic behind these statements because Borrell is a coach who has been with the club in some capacity or other since 2009.
That means he’s clearly spent several years learning about the infrastructure of the club, developing his experience when it comes to anything to do with Liverpool.
He’ll also have got to know Agger having been a prominent figure around Anfield for several years so why he would suddenly want to go and make the defender’s life a bit more difficult is confusing to understand.
Marc Bartra said yesterday that he hoped he’d given Barcelona no reason to go and look for another defender but that doesn’t seem to have stopped the rumour mill from turning.
Shame on you Mr Borrell if the comments are true.
What do you think? Why would he say something like that?
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