With less than a week to go in the summer transfer window, Daniel Agger isn't certain where his future lies. A knee injury suffered in pre-season has him on the sidelines, but it isn't clear he'd be any closer to the starting eleven even if he was fit, having appeared to have fallen behind at least Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren, and Mamadou Sakho on the depth chart at centre half.
"The future is complicated," he admitted. "There are a few things that have to be sorted out and we have to take it from there. I don't actually know what will happen. It is up to Liverpool. I have had niggling injuries at the wrong times and I have to it has been difficult to change for a place in the team when it is winning. I am not frustrated by that. I am frustrated the way it happened and the way it was handled."
Agger was relatively healthy last season, missing only six league matches through injury, but with Brendan Rodgers sticking with whichever of he or Sakho was in the starting lineup until injury or an exceptionally poor performance forced his hand, it was far from clear who the first choice was. It was a change from past seasons where an oft-injured Agger knew he would start if fit.
It's a situation that was both at the root of speculation early in the summer about his future as well as appearing to have played a role in the player's own uncertainty today, with the window nearing its close. Despite that uncertainty, Agger insists that earlier reports he fell out with Rodgers after pleading for a move away in search of playing time are patently untrue.
"There was nothing true to that story whatsoever," he said. "I went home from the US because I had problems with my knee and had had so for some time. Rodgers and I talked with honesty, but the last thing I would ever do is stand there in front of someone and whine. Especially when it comes to football, because in football there is nothing to whine about."