Daniel Agger has been heavily linked with an Anfield ext, but insists he’s going nowhere.
To compound his struggles for playing time, the 29-year-old sustained a calf injury in the weekend’s FA Cup win over Oldham that will see him sidelined for four weeks.
Agger has reportedly been an object of interest for Serie A giants Napoli this January – where former Reds boss Rafael Benitez is at the helm – as the Partenopei look to bolster their defensive option.
The Spaniard was originally responsible for bringing the Denmark international to Anfield for £5.8 million in January 2006 and is believed to be keen on a reunion in southern Italy.
But Agger has now put speculation of an imminent departure to bed in an interview with Jyllands-Posten in his homeland.
“I’m not thinking about moving at the moment, not at all,” he said.
“I’ve only seen what the papers say and I can’t really do anything about it. There is no reason to believe these rumours.”
Agger is known as a dedicated servant to the Liverpool cause to the club’s supporters – the defender going so far as to tattoo ‘Y.N.W.A’ on his knuckles to demonstrate his dedication.
He was only just named vice-captain of the squad in August by Brendan Rodgers – replacing the retired Jamie Carragher – and occupies an important place of leadership even with diminished playing time.
From his own mouth Agger has no inclination of moving on at present but the situation at the season’s end remains a different story, as he may consider options elsewhere should Rodgers deem him permanently a secondary option.
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