Daniel Agger insists he has no desire to leave Liverpool.
The Denmark international has been at the Premier League giants since January 2006, when Rafael Benitez paid Brondby £6million for his signature. Now in his ninth season on Merseyside, he has made 210 appearances in all competitions and has recently been installed as vice-captain.
Agger has been linked with a move to Barcelona for much of the summer, as the Spanish champions look to land a top-class defender. However, despite this speculation, the 28-year-old insists he has no plans to quit the Reds, and has instead set his sights on returning the glory days to the club.
“I’ve said it so many times; I like it here and my family like it here. Not only the football but also living here, we fit in here and that’s important for me,” Agger, who signed a contract in October 2012 which is designed to keep him at Anfield until 2016, told the Liverpool Echo.
“Take the tour to Asia this summer – that shows how big a club this is. You could say we haven’t been good enough in the last couple of years to achieve what we want to. But that’s definitely something I will try to help to change because this club belongs at the top.”
Agger was in commanding form on Saturday afternoon, when Brendan Rodgers’ side began the campaign with a 1-0 home win against Stoke City. Next up for the 18-times champions is a trip to Aston Villa, who shocked Arsenal with a 3-1 win at the Emirates Stadium last weekend.