Agger Reflects on Failed Barca Move

Clive Brunskill

Off on international duty with Denmark as they prepare to play a match against Malta that almost certainly won't matter to their exceedingly faint world cup hopes, Daniel Agger talked to the Danish press about his failed move to Barcelona over the summer. And though he won't predict the future, he insists he's happy to still be at Anfield.

"The move was up to the club," Agger told Ekstrabladet, confirming rumours Barcelona had been in for him over the summer but that Liverpool had refused to sell. "The club would not sell me, and that was it. We can always talk about it again later. I do not know [if that's the end of it but] right now I have two and a half years left on my contract, and I intend to fulfil it. I’m glad I'm at Liverpool and playing well."

Talk of any potential move to Barcelona failing because Liverpool wouldn't acquiesce to it and suggesting it's a subject that could resurface down the road will worry some, but even if there's a hint Agger might not be entirely against a move to a side like Barcelona if they came calling and Liverpool agreed to sell, there's no suggestion he isn't happy to remain where he is.

"In January I’ll have been at Liverpool for eight years," he said. "If you count how many central defenders who have gone through the system during the period, you need use more than one hand. That’s a lot, and I’m standing there still. I think there's a reason.

"For me, it’s about making the team as strong as possible, because I’m hungry to win something. I believe winning things is possible. I’m interested in being part of a squad of 25 strong players, and those who the club bought in during the summer clearly help raise our level."

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