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Daniel Agger insists he has no plans to leave Liverpool despite telling a television channel in his native Denmark he would consider an exit if he does not play.
Agger, 28, has not started a game for the club since manager Brendan Rodgers changed his defensive formation in late September.
Liverpool rejected a 14.6 million pound offer from Barcelona for the centre-back during the summer, having fended off interest from Manchester City in 2012.
But his last start for the club came in the 1-0 Premier League defeat against Southampton on Sept. 21, when he had to come off during the second half as he struggled with the effects of a rib injury.
Agger’s chances since then have been limited by Rodgers' decision to switch from a flat back four to a three-man central defence consisting of Kolo Toure, Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho.
And the Denmark international, a six million pound signing from Brondby in 2006, has indicated that he may decide to move on when the transfer window opens in the New Year.
When asked what could make him leave Anfield, Agger was quoted as telling broadcaster TV3: "First of all, 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 anymore."
However, Agger then took to Twitter on Tuesday to clarify his position and confirm he had no immediate plans to move.
Please stop all the tweets about me leaving! I'm not going anywhere! Will be back in the team soon:) Y.N.W.A— Daniel Agger (@DanielAgger) October 29, 2013
Agger was made vice-captain during the summer following Jamie Carragher's retirement.
He started the season as a first-choice centre-back alongside new signing Toure, helping Liverpool to keep clean sheets in each of their opening three league games.