Liverpool stalwart slams exit rumours

Daniel Agger has ruled out a January move away from Liverpool by scrapping rumours that he is on the verge of a transfer.

The Reds’ vice captain has endured an injury hit 2013/14 season so far, and has often struggled to force his way into Brendan Rodgers’ starting XI due to the presence of a number of centre-backs in their squad.

The impressive form of summer arrival Mamadou Sakho and the rejuvenated Martin Skrtel has seen Agger benched on a number of occasions over the Christmas period, which has prompted speculation of a move.

Napoli manager Rafael Benitez – who brought the defender to Anfield when in charge of the club – is believed to be keen, with a loan swoop ahead of the deadline being mooted.

However, the 29-year-old says that talk of a switch is untrue and that he is happy in Merseyside:

“I’m not thinking about moving at the moment, not at all,” he is quoted by The Metro.

“I’ve only seen what the papers say and I can’t really do anything about it. There is no reason to believe these rumours.”

Agger is currently set for another period on the sidelines through injury, with recent scans having revealed that a calf injury sustained in the FA Cup win over Oldham may rule him out for around a month.

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