Brendan Rodgers has insisted that Daniel Agger won't try and force a move away from Liverpool this summer as the vice-captain attracts interest from Barcelona.

Agger's agent confirmed over the weekend that the Reds had rejected an offer from Barcelona to secure the centre back with the Catalan giants looking to boost their defensive options in the hopes of making waves in the Champions League once more.

And while Rodgers deals with top-billing star Luis Suarez claiming he could go to court to engineer a move away from the club this summer, the manager believes Agger will remain committed to Liverpool despite harbouring ambitions of winning major trophies.

"Daniel has given me his word that he loves Liverpool and I will expect him to be here," Rodgers told the Daily Mail. "He had chances to leave, but told me as long as we wanted him here, then he wanted to stay.

"He's been brilliant, that is why we have given him the vice-captaincy. The one thing I got from him from the very first conversation is loyalty.

"That is why he signed a new contract and committed himself to the club, and why we gave him a new contract - because we want him to be part of our future."

Rodgers also argued that Agger would have a very important part to play in Liverpool's upcoming campaign, giving the club even more reason to turn down interest from other clubs over the course of the transfer window.

"He is important to the way we play, and he has been central to the way we work since I came here, and he knows that," he explained.

"There have been a couple of inquiries, but we have made our position clear."

Liverpool's summer has so far been rather successful, with the club landing the majority of their targets to take their total incomings to four so far. The Suarez saga has put a dampener over the beginning of Rodgers' second season in charge of the club, but it will be comforting to know that he has the full commitment of Agger despite interest in the star being made public.