Liverpool centre-back Daniel Agger is poised for crucial talks with Rafael Benitez surrounding his long-term future at Anfield.
The Danish star has started only 10 Premier League games this season with Benitez opting to use Jamie Carragher, Martin Skrtel and Sami Hyypia ahead of him in central defence.
Agger was in action in DenmarkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Malta on Saturday and is now preparing for WednesdayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tussle with Albania, but heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s likely to be back on the bench for Liverpool against Fulham at Craven Cottage at the weekend.
Benitez has insisted Agger is a big part of his plans at Liverpool, but the player who signed from Brondby in Januray 2006 for Ã‚Â£5.8million is set for showdown talks with the Anfield hierarchy.
The Liverpool boss said in the Mail on Sunday: “Agger knows what I think of him.
“If he stays fit, he will have as good a chance of playing as anyone else, maybe more.”
The 24-year-old centre-back, who has been plagued by injuries, has been persistently linked with a move away from Anfield, with AC Milan understood to be monitoring prolonged contract negotiations.
And the Serie A giants are expected to test the resolve of Benitez at the end of the season with a bid in the region of Ã‚Â£10million.
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