Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he would like to keep Daniel Agger at Liverpool, but admitted that every player has his price.

The central defender has been linked with a move to Barcelona this summer, while Premier League champions Manchester City are also said to be ready to make an offer before the start of the season.

Liverpool have themselves been linked with numerous players during the transfer window but they have been forced to spend much of the time fending off rumours of players such as Andy Carroll and Agger leaving the club.

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Rodgers admits Agger has his price [Reuters] Reuters

The latest comments from Rodgers will do little to stop the speculation as he admitted that the club would be forced to listen to offers if their valuation was met.

"Daniel is a top player and you do not want to lose your best players," he told Sky Sports. "He has been here seven years. He loves the club and its supporters.

"But every player has his price and we will see where it goes."

This could well be the case for Carroll as many believe that the striker will struggle to fit into the style of play that Rodgers likes to us.

However, the former Swansea boss has made it clear that he has been pleased with how Carroll has played in pre-season and wants the England man to battle for a starting berth.

"Between now and the end of the window there are going to be players feeling a little bit unsure and insecure," continued Rodgers. "There is a new manager and more players to come in.

"But Andy has been terrific. He knows exactly where he stands. He is like everyone else. He has to fight for their position. There are not many clubs you could go to and be a guaranteed starter.

"I understand Andy wants to play games. But he really enjoys it here. I have had a number of conversations with him and we will see how that develops."

Neither Carroll nor Agger was picked for the recent Europa League qualifying game which Liverpool won 1-0 against FC Gomel but there is no suggestions that this had anything to do with their future at the club.