Agger commits to Liverpool amidst renewed Barcelona interest

The Denmark international intends to see out the remaining three years on his Anfield deal but insists the club need to strengthen to achieve more consistent results

Daniel Agger insists he is happy at Liverpool and intends to fulfil the remainder of his contract, despite admitting to being a little flattered by renewed interest from Barcelona.

The 28-year-old has been earmarked by the La Liga leaders as a possible replacement for outbound club captain Carles Puyol according to reports, but the Dane has reiterated he’s happy with Anfield life.

“I’m happy here,” Agger told the Telegraph. “I still have three years left on my contract and I intend to fulfil them. There are always rumours. Who’s creating them? I don’t know.

“It’s not a bad thing to be linked with big clubs, but you have to take 70 per cent off whatever you hear and then there’s the reality.”

Agger has been the mainstay in the Liverpool defence this season, swapping centre-back pairings with Martin Skrtel and Jamie Carragher throughout the campaign.

And although happy on Merseyside, the Denmark captain hopes manager Brendan Rodgers will add some more quality to his side to improve consistency and their seventh place finish in the Premier League.

“I think we have played some really good football this season, but we haven’t been consistent enough,” he added. “We have to admit that.

“Seventh in the league is far from where we want to be. We need to change something.

“It’s difficult to say how much strengthening the squad needs. But we need to get some more quality in to help us move forward. What we need next season is consistency.”

Agger, who will miss the final two games of the season to have treatment on a lingering back problem, doesn’t think it will be a challenge to attract high calibre talent to Anfield.

“I don’t think that will be a problem,” he insisted. “Liverpool is such a big club worldwide. I think, and I hope, most players worldwide would want to join this club.”

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