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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TARGET

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has stated that the target of the club is to win the Champions league, which is something that they did in 2005. Liverpool are one of the prestigious clubs in this tournament having won it an illustrious five times in their history. However, they have been unable to play in this competition after having failed to finish in the top four for the last four years. The signing of players like Kolo Toure in the summer appears to have worked in favour of Liverpool, as they are currently second in the table with the Christmas fixtures around the corner.

Touré is an experienced player in both Premier league and Champions league after having experienced it with Arsenal and Manchester City. He is confident that Liverpool can qualify for the top four this season, while their target will be to win the competition itself. The Ivory Coast international missed out on the opportunity to lift the trophy when he was at Arsenal, as his team lost in the final to Barcelona in 2006. He is keen to win this trophy for the first time in his career and he has revealed that the move to Liverpool was made with this thought in mind.

“That’s why I came to Liverpool, I knew I would have the chance to play the Champions League again. We have started well in our target to go as far as we can and then try and win this trophy. The Champions League is an amazing tournament to play in, and to be able to play that again with Liverpool will be fantastic. Honestly, for me, I played a final with Arsenal against Barcelona, I was 15 mins from the title,” said Toure.

The defender has been a first-team regular for Brendan Rodgers after having signed on a free transfer.

BARCA STILL KEEN

Barcelona is considered to be one of the best clubs in the world maybe even the best, but if there is a position that they have always been struggling its without doubt in the defensive area. Puyol is suffering from injuries that have kept him unable to play and even when he is fit to play his age is taking a toll on him as he is not the same player he used to be some years ago.
Pique is an unmovable player for Tata Martino but the rest of the defensive positions of the squad are being filled by the youngsters Montoya and Bartra.  The defensive duo have been making consistent performances for Barcelona in La Liga but there is doubt that they can hold their own when the bigger and tougher matches arrive.
This is why the Catalan club has been in search of a defender that can solve some of their problems and Daniel Agger was one of their targets as the Danish defender said that he was tempted to make a move but ultimately rejected the offer.
“I think you are always tempted when stuff like that happens. You would not be human not to be but I keep to my principles’’.

“If I have a contract here for two or three years and the club want me to stay, then I stay with them because, when I signed that deal, that’s what I told them – that I’d be here for four years. I can’t just turn around and say I don’t want to be here anymore. Agger told The Times.
Agger is not a regular player for Brendan Rodgers as he has tough competition of players such as: Martin Skrtel, Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure all being switched out and rotate on a number of matches.

AGGER MIGHT GO

The captain of Denmark’s national team Daniel Agger might be playing his last season his Liverpool if things don’t change. He only played in 2 matches out of Liverpool’s 7 latest Premier League encounters.

Kolo Toure, Mamadou Sakho and Martin Skrtel seem to be chosen ahead of the 28 years old vice-captain of Liverpool Daniel Agger.

When asked what it would take for him to leave Liverpool, Agger said: “If I don’t play. If the manager doesn’t think I’m good enough that could make me leave Liverpool.

“I’m here to play football, nothing else. So if I don’t play football, then I don’t want to be here.”

Barcelona has targeted Daniel Agger in the past but been denied by the player but his future with the Spanish club is a possibility.

He had to settle for a place in the sidelines ever since making a return from the rib injury he sustained some months ago and completed a full recovery in September. Barcelona’s bid of £15 million was rejected by Liverpool back in August but if he player continues being in the sidelines, it might just be a matter of time until he exits the English club.

“In January I’ll have been at Liverpool for eight years,” added Agger.

“If you count how many central defenders have gone through the system during that period you’ll need to use more than one hand. I’m standing there still’’.

The Spanish giants Barcelona’s top target has been Thiago Silva for some time now but after not being able to sign the Brazilian PSG player, Daniel Agger is becoming more and more as a likely player for the table toppers of La Liga.

BARCA CHASE AGGER

After missing out on the signing of Thiago Silva, Barcelona are reportedly looking at Liverpool defender Daniel Agger as a possible signing. The Dane has been linked with a move away from Liverpool for the last 12 months. However, manager Brendan Rodgers has said that he does not expect the 28-year-old to leave the club between now and the end of the transfer window. Liverpool are already on the verge of losing striker Luis Suarez, who recently revealed that he would like to leave the club after just two years.

Suarez has been one of the important players at the club since joining them in a £ 26 million deal back in 2011. However, he has been subjected to interest from Arsenal, who are ready to offer in excess of £ 40 million for the 26-year-old. Barcelona could come in with an offer of around £ 25 million Agger, which would be extremely hard to resist. Manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Agger is someone who has impressed him spectacularly with his loyalty and commitment to the club.

Rodgers has been speaking for the similar style about Suarez for the last few weeks, but striker recently revealed that he wants to leave Liverpool to play in the Champions league.

“This is all about loyalty. He’s obviously a world-class defender. Daniel is very committed to Liverpool; he’s one of the players that have really impressed me. If we’re talking about loyalty, he was one of the first players that I spoke to when I became the manager. At the time, there were a number of big clubs looking to sign Daniel. But he gave me his word that for as long as I wanted him to be at Liverpool, he would be at Liverpool. He has never swayed from that,” said Rodgers.

AGGER LINKED AWAY

Danish defender Daniel Agger has been consistently linked with a move to Barcelona in the last few months. The Liverpool academy chief has fuelled this speculation even more after saying that he believes Agger will be a perfect fit for the Spanish club. Barcelona are the kind of club that depend a lot on their central defenders in order to start the attacks. They play a possession style of football, which puts a lot of pressure on the defenders to have ball playing abilities. Agger is one of the best-known centre backs with the ability to bring the ball out of play.

Barcelona have been linked with defenders like Thomas Vermaelen and Daniel Agger in order to replace the ageing Carlos Puyol. The 34-year-old Barcelona captain is not expected to continue for long due to a succession of knee and ligament injuries. According to Rodolfo Borrell, Agger will comfortably fit into the Barcelona team because he knows the style of play of the Catalans extremely well. Rodolfo Borrell spent his early years as a youth team coach at Barcelona before moving to Liverpool.

The 28-year-old is expected to cost in the region of £ 20 million. Barcelona only recently spent close to £ 50 million on striker Neymar.

“Agger has the right characteristics to adapt to Barca’s play. He is a very trustworthy centrehalf, above all on the ball, because he comes out very well with it. In a style like Barca’s where he start to build moves from the keeper, a defender must have a good pass, must make the right decisions, and be quick when you lose the ball and good in the air at set-pieces both in defence and attack,” said Borrell.

Agger is regarded as one of the best defenders in the Premier league and Liverpool are unlikely to lose him on the cheap.

CASH TO SPEND

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that he will be having cash to spend in the coming transfer window. Liverpool have once again failed to qualify for the Champions League group stages, which has the capability to provide around £ 30 million in revenue. Since arriving at the club in the summer, Rogers has spent a significant amount of money on several players like Joe Allen and Daniel Sturridge. However, the club has made just an improvement of one position in the league over last season. Liverpool finished eighth in the league last season, while they are currently seven this time around.

Daniel Sturridge was signed for around £ 12 million, while Allen is thought to have cost the club around £ 15 million. Despite spending such vast sums of money, the club will once again give him the cash in the summer according to Rogers. A few weeks ago, he spoke about the importance of spending in order to bring in quality players. Rodgers dismissed the notion that players will not be ready to arrive to Liverpool due to the absence of Champions League football. Rodgers has spent more than £ 40 million since becoming the Liverpool manager.

“The players have given everything this season. We are where we are and for us to improve we need quality – and that will take investment. I believe so, in the areas that we want to improve, and that is going to be very important for us,” said Rodgers. Liverpool were last seen in the Champions League back in the 2009 season. The absence of playing in this Premier European competition has hurt Liverpool over the last few years as they have been unable to compete with the likes of top British clubs like Chelsea, Manchester United, and Manchester City in the transfer market.