Agger shrugs off Barca link to reiterate Liverpool commitment

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.


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