Agger still hopes to stay
Daniel Agger hopes to stay at Anfield, but is unsure if he will be a Liverpool player next season.
Last Updated: 12/04/09 10:22am
Daniel Agger is hoping to stay at Anfield, but is unsure if he will still be a Liverpool player next season.
The Danish defender's contract expires in 2010 and the Premier League title chasers have been discussing an extension.
Reds boss Rafa Benitez has confirmed he has been holding talks with Agger and is optimistic about hanging on to the 24-year-old.
Agger, who has been linked with AC Milan and Juventus, did not go into detail about his contract talks, but confirmed he is keen to stay on Merseyside.
"I am at the stage of my career where I need to play - and want to play - but that situation has nothing to do with the contract talks," he said.
"It is nice to hear the manager wants to keep me, but the most important thing is what he tells me when I look him in the eyes.
"It's not what he says in the papers, it is what he says behind closed doors. I keep talks with the club confidential, so I cannot tell you what has been said.
"I don't know when things will be decided. I don't have a clue. In my heart, I hope I will be here next season. But, really, I don't know.
"I know there have been some reports in Denmark that my agent has spoken to clubs in Italy, but they were wrong."