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Agger denies weighing up Liverpool exit
Daniel Agger has denied reports that he plans to leave Liverpool in January if he fails to win back his place in the starting line-up.
Agger's chances since then have been limited by Rodgers' decision to switch from a flat back four to a three-man central defence consisting of Kolo Toure, Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho.
And the Denmark international, a £6 million signing from Brondby in 2006, had indicated that he may decide to move on when the transfer window opens in the New Year.
"If I don't play, and if the manager doesn't think I am good enough, that could make me leave Liverpool," he said in an interview with Danish television.
"I'm here to play football, nothing else. So if I don't play football, then I don't want to be here any more."
But following the interview, Agger took to Twitter to claim he is not going anywhere:
Please stop all the tweets about me leaving! I'm not going anywhere! Will be back in the team soon:) Y.N.W.A— Daniel Agger (@DanielAgger) October 29, 2013
The 28-year-old has not started a game for the club since manager Brendan Rodgers changed his defensive formation in late September.
Liverpool rejected a £14.6 million from Barcelona for the centre-back during the summer, having fended off interest from Manchester City in 2012.
But his last start for the club came in the 1-0 Premier League defeat against Southampton on September 21, when he had to come off during the second half as he struggled with the effects of a rib injury.
Agger was made vice-captain during the summer following Jamie Carragher's retirement.
He started the season as a first-choice centre-back alongside new signing Toure, helping Liverpool to keep clean sheets in each of their opening three league games.
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