Liverpool Transfer News: Reds Would Be Foolish to Sell Daniel Agger to Barcelona

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IAugust 31, 2013

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03:  Daniel Agger of Liverpool in action during the Steven Gerrard Testimonial Match between Liverpool and Olympiacos at Anfield on August 03, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Liverpool defender Daniel Agger warmly received the news that Barcelona was targeting him, but the 28-year-old noted that he would not force a transfer before the window closed, according to ESPN FC.

After the Reds reportedly rejected a £14.6 million offer from Barca, per the Guardian, Agger told Jyllands-Posten, per the ESPN FC report:

In general, you have to think of it as a positive thing. Regardless of what is being said or written, it’s a positive thing when someone thinks you do your job well. When a club like Barcelona thinks that, it’s even better, and it’s made me happy. I won’t deny that, but [the deal] is a long way from being a reality unless something happens.

But, according to the report, Agger also noted that the final decision was ultimately up to Liverpool and said he had no regrets about signing on to the Reds for the long term.

You would think it would have to take an exorbitant offer from Barca for Liverpool to even consider moving Agger. Known for his passing and dribbling ability, as well as having a strong left foot and being a  threat on set pieces, Agger was a solid player for the Reds last season as they allowed the fifth-fewest goals in the Premier League.

Now, with Liverpool off to a strong start in the EPL this season (with wins over Stoke City and Aston Villa), it wouldn't make much sense for the Reds to cast Agger over to Spain.

In short, this is primarily coming from Barca's end. Barcelona obviously has formidable scoring punch, posting 115 goals last season, but there are some concerns on the back end in the early going of the 2013-14 La Liga campaign.

Agger would be a welcome addition to Barca and would help plug in some holes near its own goal, but at the moment it doesn't appear he's going anywhere. Liverpool has high hopes this year, hopeful that it can rebound from a seventh-place finish in the Premier League last season.

While Agger didn't exactly scoff at Barcelona's interest, he didn't indicate in the slightest that he was unhappy at Anfield. Barring a short-circuit in the Liverpool organization, it's unlikely that the veteran defender will move before the transfer deadline.

That is, Liverpool fans better hope the club uses common sense.


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