Daniel Agger is flattered to have attracted interest from Barcelona but said his future is in Liverpool’s hands.
Denmark captain Agger, 28, has been regularly linked with a move to Barca and, despite indications from the Camp Nou that the Spanish side have postponed their hunt for a centre-back, reports of a fresh bid for the Liverpool defender persist.
Agger’s agent, Per Steffensen, said earlier this month that the Reds had rejected Barca’s offer for his client, and both Agger and Steffensen have denied quotes attributed to the player suggesting he would not be interested in joining the Spanish champions.
Speaking to Jyllands-Posten, Agger has now spoken of his happiness at being linked with the Blaugrana.
“In general, you have to think of it as a positive thing,” he said. “Regardless of what is being said or written, it’s a positive thing when someone thinks you do your job well. When a club like Barcelona thinks that, it’s even better, and it’s made me happy. I won’t deny that, but [the deal] is a long way from being a reality unless something happens.”
Agger is under contract with Liverpool until 2016 and he said he has no intention of trying to force his way out of Anfield.
“This is the situation," he said. "It’s not something I can dictate or determine. I’m under contract with Liverpool for three years so, if the club want to keep me, they’ll keep me.”
Agger, who joined Liverpool from Brondby in 2006, said he had no regrets over committing his future to the Reds as they have given him "almost everything" in his career.
He added: "Liverpool gave me my life contract ... I would not want the relationship I have with Liverpool to end even if, for example, I were to leave when my contract expires"