Liverpool FC manager open to Daniel Agger leaving
Has Daniel Agger played his last game for Liverpool? It appears as though the Dane is keen on leaving Anfield and Brendan Rodgers has intimated that the right sort of offer could see the Reds central defender move to pastures new.
August 8th, 2012
It is clear that Manchester City are interested in acquiring Agger’s signature, although the Premier League champions are yet to match Liverpool’s valuation. Rodgers has suggested that City might need to stump up close to £30 million for the player.
“Every player has a price and top centre-halves are at a premium,” said Rodgers.
“Thiago Silva has left AC Milan for PSG for £40million.
“He (Agger) is one of the leading players in European football, so it is going to be a big valuation.
“Is he a player I want to lose? No. He understands how I want to work and can play a real pivotal part in how I want to play.
“But I am a realist. If someone comes in with a massive bid and it is in the best interests of the club, whether it is Daniel or any other player, you have to look at it.”
Agger and Andy Carroll could both leave before the transfer window closes, although it appears in the case of the latter that he’s actually reluctant to leave the club.
Even so, John W Henry knows that selling Carroll could be the only way to spend big bucks on new players, with the owner admitting he was cash-strapped when it came to transfer funds.
“The reality is we don’t have the money that was here,” he said.
“I don’t have a bucket load of money to go and get in a load of players.
“We have to be strategic.”