Daniel Agger
Agger faces a month on the side lines but isn't interested in leaving Anfield. Reuters

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger is ignoring speculation regarding his future at the club having been once again linked with a move away from Anfield.

The Denmark international, who is facing four weeks on the side lines through injury, has fallen down the pecking order on Merseyside in recent months as he competes for a starting berth alongside Mamadou Sakho, Martin Skrtel and Kolo Toure.

Having been subject to bids from Barcelona in the past two summers and having attracted the interest of former manager Rafa Benitez at Napoli, there have been some suggestions that the 27-year-old may feel ready to move on.

But Agger is adamant there is no truth to such reports and insists his focus is solely on recovering from injury and reclaiming his space in Liverpool's starting XI.

"I'm not thinking about moving at the moment, not at all," Agger told Danish publication Jyllands-Posten.

"I've only seen what the papers say and I can't really do anything about it. There is no reason to believe these rumours."

Despite being Rodgers' first choice centre-half at the beginning of the season, Agger lost his place in the starting line-up after injuring himself in a gym accident in September and has only started six games since then. Three of those came consecutively in Liverpool's last three games, however, but a calf strain picked up in the FA Cup third round win over Oldham has left the Dane out of action for a month.

On his latest injury set back, Agger said: "I have been unlucky at different points of the season. That's the way it is in football when there are so many players [to choose from]. Before one game I suffered a stomach injury and before another I got ill in the night before the game and I would have played both times.

"So at times you are a bit unlucky. When the team is doing well then it becomes difficult."

Although the club have been struck a blow through the loss of Agger, Liverpool were handed some good news that week after learning Sakho is making a rapid recovery from his own injury and may be in contention to play against Stoke City this weekend.