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Agger tempted by Barcelona

SoccerNews in La Liga 15 Aug 2012


Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has admitted Barcelona could be the only club to tempt him to move away from Anfield.

The 27-year-old, who was recently the subject of a failed bid from Premier League champions Manchester City, has said it is an honour to play for a club like the Reds.

He did, however, express his admiration for the Catalan club and conceded that they would be difficult to resist if they were to come calling.

“Barcelona would be great,” he told reporters. “They are the one team who would make it difficult for me to stay.

“The club and the town (of Liverpool) have been very good to me throughout my time at Anfield. Everything has been handled in a very professional way and I have always had respect from people round the club and from Liverpool supporters.

“I have always considered it an honour to play for a club like Liverpool, and that feeling has been strengthened by the way people in the town have stayed solidly behind the team and me, even when things haven’t always gone as they would have hoped.

“You get a sense of how good and how big this club is when you play for them in the Champions League. They are special games, and I believe we can recreate those great nights, hopefully soon.”

Agger went on to predict great things around the corner for Liverpool, insisting that he is happy to stay at the club and not seek a move to a team with a more immediate chance of winning trophies.

“Everyone knows about the ’80s team, and how they were winning titles every year, and I have a feeling we are not too far off doing the same,” he said.

“If I didn’t have that feeling, I wouldn’t still be there. But it is a special club, and it still has that feeling about it.

“I understand where Luka Modric and Robin van Persie are coming from (wanting to move) because your career is short, you want to win things and be successful and you want to earn money. But I really do sense there are great things round the corner for Liverpool.

“There is one club who would make it very difficult for me to stay at Anfield. Barcelona would be great, because they are the best in the world. But I am feeling great where I am. I’m with a special club, and I feel I am influencing what happens on the pitch. I am happy to be a Liverpool player.”


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