Liverpool Transfer News: Latest on Daniel Agger, Marco Reus and More

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistAugust 31, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29:  Daniel Agger of Liverpool reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on December 29, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool have enjoyed a spectacular summer transfer window, but like all great teams, the Reds are still keeping their eyes open for some last-minute value deals that could help push the team over the top.

The club is mainly focused on departures and reportedly already planning ahead for next summer, with their young and exciting squad gelling a lot faster than most people would have anticipated.

Rodgers is not one to rest on his laurels, however, so don't be stunned if he has one final ace up his sleeve. Here's the latest buzz surrounding the Reds' transfer activity.


Daniel Agger

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Daniel Agger of Liverpool moves away from Robert Koren of Hull City during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Hull City at Anfield on January 1, 2014 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/G
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The move had been rumoured for quite some time but on Saturday it became official: Longtime Liverpool defender Daniel Agger will leave the Reds for his boyhood club, Brondby.

The news was confirmed through the club's official website, and in a long statement, the Danish giant said goodbye to the fans of the club who supported him for almost a decade:

Liverpool have been such a big part of my life and my family's lives for so long, that leaving is extremely difficult. The opportunity arose for me to return home to Brondby and at this stage of my career it felt like the right decision for me.

I wouldn't leave here to go anywhere else and that has been proven by my actions in recent seasons - I have turned down many offers to move to other Premier League and European clubs.

I would like to thank the Liverpool supporters for the incredible backing they have given me in my time here and the warmth and generosity of spirit displayed to my family.

Agger played in 232 matches for the Reds and was one of the team's most consistent players over the last eight years but injuries and a drop in form saw his role greatly diminished in 2013-14.

The arrival of Dejan Lovren appeared to be the beginning of the end, and while Liverpool would have loved to carry four experienced centre-backs on the squad in 2014-15, Agger's need for consistent playing time made the transfer inevitable.

Both parties will split in amicable fashion, and Agger's name will no doubt be praised around Anfield for years to come.


Marco Reus

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 01:  Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund gives a press conference at Santiago Bernabeu stadium ahead of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund on April 1, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by
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Reports from Spain indicate Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid are already talking about a potential transfer for the German star in the summer of 2015, as the battle for his signature appears ready to be fought over the coming 12 months, per the Daily Express' Alex Harris.

Marco Reus' name has arguably been whispered more than any other during the summer, but both the player and his current club denied any speculation regarding a potential transfer.

Jurgen Klopp told Deutsche Presseagentur (h/t to Harris) he believes his new club captain won't be going anywhere anytime soon: "I can tell you I have a great feeling regarding Marco Reus' future at Borussia Dortmund. Marco will definitely be around at our club for quite a while."

A potential transfer in 2014 was hindered by his recovery from the devastating ankle injury that forced him to miss the World Cup, but the prolific forward has been better than ever during the early stages of the Bundesliga season, as shared by Germany's national team Twitter feed:

In the event of Dortmund confirming a potential Reus exit, every top club in the world will likely express an interest in his signature. The German international won't be moving to any club for a discount price, with the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid the likely favourites for his services.


Fabio Borini

PRESTON, LANCASHIRE - JULY 19:  Keith Keane of Preston in action with Fabio Borini of Liverpool during the pre season friendly match between Preston North End and Liverpool at Deepdale on July 19, 2014 in Preston, Lancashire.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Gett
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Sunderland are no longer looking for a permanent transfer of Italian forward Fabio Borini, according to the Sunderland Echo's Chris Young, instead turning their attention to a second season-long loan.

Borini had a successful spell at the Stadium of Light in 2013-14 and is eager to prove himself for the Reds in the upcoming season, but following the arrival of compatriot Mario Balotelli, he will find consistent playing minutes hard to come by.

According to the Corriere dello Sport (h/t to Football Italia), the Black Cats will face competition from Italian heavyweights Inter Milan, who would be interested in a season-long loan with an option to make the deal permanent for €15 million.

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MAY 11:  Fabio Borini of Sunderland celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at Stadium of Light on May 11, 2014 in Sunderland, England.  (Photo by Paul Tho
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Given the club's riches in the attacking third, Liverpool would likely have preferred an immediate permanent solution, but as of right now, that doesn't appear to be an option.

Another strong campaign could help Borini's valuation on the open market, however, so if Rodgers feels confident about his attacking depth, expect the Italian to leave Anfield on loan for the second consecutive season.