Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has revealed his frustration at new manager Roy Hodgson's style.
Agger, 25, has struggled to seal a starting spot under the ex-Fulham boss this season. After being shunted out to left-back, the arrival of Paul Konchesky saw him confined to a late substitute's role in the 3-2 defeat to Manchester United yesterday.
Speaking to Sporten.dk, the player - who has been compared to ball-playing Liverpool defensive great Alan Hansen - declared he was struggling to adapt to the current regime.
He said: "The manager's philosophy is that we play football in attack, but not at the back. That's not my style.
“I'm not that type of player. I like to keep the ball on the ground, and that's what I'll keep doing. Time will show if he [Hodgson] doesn't want to play me because of that.
"I'll try to change myself, but I will never be a player who offloads the ball at every opportunity.
"I'll fight for my chance. I know what I stand for, and I think he [Hodgson] does too."