'Every player has his price' - Rodgers refuses to rule out Agger departure

The Denmark defender is attracting strong interest from Manchester City and while the Liverpool boss does not want to lose him, he has not dismissed the chances of a move
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has refused to rule out the possibility of defender Daniel Agger leaving Anfield this summer.

Manchester City are planning a £20 million offer for the Dane and are prepared to offer him wages of £100,000-a-week, while Spanish giants Barcelona are also known to hold an interest.

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Rodgers says he never wants to lose his key men but concedes every player has their price and with regards to Agger it is a case of waiting to see what unfolds between now and the end of August.

"Daniel is a top player and you do not want to lose your best players," he said.

"He has been here seven years. He loves the club and its supporters.

"But every player has his price and we will see where it goes."

Another player being linked with a Liverpool exit is Andy Carroll, with Newcastle and West Ham strongly pursuing his signature.

Rodgers says he has been delighted with the attitude shown by the England striker and understands his desire to get regular first-team football.

"Between now and the end of the window there are going to be players feeling a little bit unsure and insecure,” added Rodgers.

"There is a new manager and more players to come in, but Andy has been terrific.

“He knows exactly where he stands. He is like everyone else. He has to fight for their position. There are not many clubs you could go to and be a guaranteed starter.

"I understand Andy wants to play games, but he really enjoys it here.

"I have had a number of conversations with him and we will see how that develops."