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Liverpool boss Rodgers wants Agger stay

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists he's counting on Dan Agger.

The Denmark captain has been linked with Barcelona this summer.

Rodgers told liverpoolfc.com: "Daniel is one of a number of excellent players that we have playing at the back. He has been unfortunate in the time that I've been at the club because the big issue for Dan has been his availability.

"He has been out injured for a number of games - some of that has just been unfortunate. He's an excellent player, an international captain and he's had a very good career at Liverpool.

"He's at a good age, 29, and his experience can be good for us this season. He signed a new contract last season. He has just been unfortunate with injuries."

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