Daniel Agger has hinted he could quit Anfield if he does not win his place back in Liverpool’s starting line-up.
Agger, 28, has not started since the Reds’ 1-0 home defeat by Southampton in September, and the Denmark defender was an unused substitute in the 2-2 draw with Newcastle and again on Saturday for the 4-1 victory over West Brom.
Summer signings Kolo Toure and Mamadou Sakho, along with Martin Skrtel, appear to be Rodgers’ preferred choices in his preferred back-three formation. Agger has been a target for Barcelona in the past and could consider his future at Anfield despite only signing a contract extension to 2016 last year.
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.”
And Rodgers conceded it will not be easy to persuade...