Liverpool defender Daniel Agger was keen to stress that he will not automatically sign a new contract with the club just because Rafa Benitez did so.
Virtually immediately after putting pen to paper on his new five-year deal, Benitez said that it would be one of his top priorities to ensure that Agger committed his long-term future to the club as well.
The 24-year-old has been linked with a move away from Anfield in a season which has never quite kicked-off for him due to injury, with AC Milan the most high-profile and determined of his many admirers.
When commenting to Danish news agency Ritzau about Benitez's new deal, Agger said, "Congratulations to him. He has done it well. But I will not sign with Benitez but with the club. That is something that I have to keep in mind."
When pressed on whether the Spaniard's decision to stay on would have a direct bearing on his own future pertaining to a prospective new deal, the ex-Brondby standout responded, "I don't want to get involved in that discussion. But he was the one that brought me to the club."
Derek Wanner, Goal.com