Agger wants to stay at Liverpool - Rodgers

Former Swansea boss claims the Denmark international has told him he wants to remain at Anfield this season despite speculation linking him with a move to Manchester City

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed Daniel Agger wants to remain at the club despite speculation linking him with a move to Manchester City.

The Denmark international has been at the club for six years since moving from Brondby in 2006 and has made over 100 league appearances for the Reds.

Rodgers is adamant the Merseyside club want to keep the defender and the former Swansea boss admitted Agger has told him he wants to remain at Anfield.

"For me there has been no big change," Rodgers told reporters.

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"The first point is we don't want to sell him. Secondly, I believe he will be a player who will thrive in this way of working and thirdly he doesn't want to leave - which is a great help as well.

"He is a top player and I want to keep him here. Over the last couple of months we have been able to sell the project and vision to a number of senior players. They are very happy to move forward with it and I would expect Daniel to be the same.

"He made that clear in the very first conversation we had that he wanted to be part of our revolution here in terms of moving forward and he hasn't wavered from that in any single way whatsoever.

"Other reported clubs have made bids for him, which is natural, because he is a top player. But for us nothing has changed: he doesn't want to go and we don't want to sell him."

Rodgers also feels Andy Carroll has a future at the club after reports linked him with a loan move away from the club with West Ham and Newcastle reportedly interested in the striker.

"He knows where he stands," The Ulsterman said. "He is an important part of our group and that is how I see it at the moment.

"If you are a team that puts crosses in and are firing them in from all angles he is a great player in the box. Naturally his height and his power gives him that strength but if you play a different style it is that much more difficult."