Agger absence sparks rumours

Agent bemused by snub, but says defender isn't looking for move

Daniel Agger: Left out of Liverpool's squd for their Europa League qualifier with Gomel

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Daniel Agger's absence from Liverpool's squad to face Gomel has cast doubt over his future, with his agent revealing that the defender is not injured.

Initial reports suggested that the Danish centre-half was nursing a knock after being left out of Brendan Rodgers' plans for midweek Europa League qualifying duty.

It has, however, emerged that Agger was in contention and that it will be down to the Anfield outfit to explain his lack of involvement.

Manchester City and Barcelona are said to hold an interest in the 27-year-old, with both clubs in the market for defensive reinforcements.

Agger's agent is reluctant to be drawn on the transfer rumours, but is keen to know where his client stands.

"He is not injured in any way," Per Steffensen told Politiken.

"Only the club and the manager can answer to why he is not in the squad."

Nonsense

On the exit reports, and those claiming that Agger is actively looking for a route out of Anfield, Steffensen added: "Liverpool will have to answer to whether they have received any offers.

"But the reports of Agger handing in a transfer request are purely nonsense. He is very happy at Liverpool."

Agger's current deal with Liverpool is due to run until 2014 and Steffensen claims no extension discussions have been held.

He said: "We have not heard from Liverpool with regards to a contract extension."