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Liverpool are facing a major fight to keep the defender Daniel Agger at the club after it has emerged that Spanish club Barcelona are looking to sign the 27-year-old as a replacement for Carlos Puyol. The club captain for the Spanish club – Carlos Puyol – is coming to the end of his illustrious career with the Catalan club.

Even though the club is mainly looks towards bringing youngsters from the youth academy, they are not prepared to take any risks with the central defensive positions and are looking towards signing an experienced player. The 27-year-old Spanish defender Daniel Agger has emerged as a real transfer target for the club due to his ability to play the ball from the back.

Barcelona have always been a club who have looked for ball playing abilities from the defenders. Daniel Agger is especially known for his skill with the ball, while he is also good for the occasional goals as well. Even though Argentine defender and former Liverpool midfielder Mascherano has been used in this position, it is thought that the new manager Tito Vilanova will be looking to bring in a player to used to playing in this position regularly rather than a makeshift player.

Liverpool could not only lose the services of Daniel Agger in the summer transfer window, but also the likes of Martin Skrtel and Andy Carroll as well. The Slovakian defender Martin Skrtel has been linked with a move away from the club after growing frustrated due to the lack of Champions League football at the club. Andy Carroll, meanwhile, is expected to be sold as part of the new revolution at the club by the former Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers, who was recently appointed by the Liverpool's American owners as a replacement for sacked Kenny Dalglish.

DO NOT FEAR GERMANY

09 Jul 2012
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Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has said that England need not fear about the possibility of facing Germany in the semifinals of the Euro 2012. There is every chance that England could face Germany in the semifinals of the competition.

England will be facing Italy in the quarter-final stage, while Germany will be up against a Greece said who were certainly not expected to reach this stage of the competition. Even though the match against Italy will certainly be tough for the English, the Liverpool defender Daniel Agger expects Roy Hodgson's men to progress to the semifinals of the competition.
It has been a very tough tournament for the English, but they have come through a very difficult group as the winners.

Daniel Agger has said that one of the main strengths of Germany is their attacking talent. Due to the movement of the strikers, it is extremely difficult to play against them and not concede any goal. However, the defence is also not one of their strongest aspects of the game and Daniel Agger sees Germany conceding a number of goals if they come against a top quality opposition like England. Daniel Agger's Denmark lost 2-1 to Germany in the group match.

“Germany were the best team in our group when they had the ball, but we felt we had a chance against their defence. Their front three don’t stay in one position. They’re constantly changing sides and running into new positions. But I play against strikers of that quality, like Luis Suarez, every week in the Premier League and so do the England players,” said Daniel Agger after Denmark's exit from the competition in the group stages. Despite not having great expectations, Denmark managed to perform well in the group stages and finish above one of the favourites Netherlands.

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Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has praised the performances of defenders Daniel Agger and Jose Enrique by saying that they are responsible for the success Liverpool have had this season, despite the fact that it might be limited.

Liverpool won the Carling cup this season, which was their first trophy after a gap of six years. However, they have been struggling a lot in the league this season. They currently are in the eighth position, which would translate into the worst league finish since 1954 for Liverpool. Due to the fact that legend Kenny Dalglish is at the helm, there has been no uprising at Anfield.

However, Martin Skrtel has said that Daniel Agger and Jose Enrique are responsible for the success that they had enjoyed this season. Jose Enrique joined the club in the summer from Newcastle United for around £ 6 million. He has been a regular starter for the club this season, as manager Kenny Dalglish has largely preferred him to the Brazilian full-back Aurelio. This is the seventh season at Anfield for defender Daniel Agger. He has made 28 appearances for the club this season, while Jose Enrique has featured in 40 matches for Liverpool. Jose Enrique and Daniel Agger have undoubtedly been the few bright spots for Liverpool this season.

“I don't think it's been our best season, especially in the league. He was unlucky to get injured, but when he has played I think he's been very good. I've played with him a lot and know how good he is,” Martin Skrtel said regarding defender Daniel Agger. Daniel Agger helped Liverpool lift the Carling Cup after performing excellently in the final against Cardiff City in February. Since then, he has been used sparingly by manager Kenny Dalglish after having suffered a rib injury from the match.

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Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has said that Liverpool are determined to beat QPR during the weekend in order to banish the poor home record that they have been having this season. Even though Liverpool have been excellent away from home, they have really struggled against the bottom clubs at Anfield. Norwich and a few other clubs from the bottom end of the table have come to Anfield and secured valuable points. Daniel Agger says that the club needs to win against QPR without exception in order to make the visiting teams once again fear about Anfield.

Anfield in the past has been known for the exceptional atmosphere and the fear that it produces within the minds of the away teams. However, the way Liverpool play under Kenny Dalglish has allowed visiting teams to just sit back and enjoy the opportunity to counter-attack Liverpool. This is exactly the tactics of Liverpool employs when are from home, and Kenny Dalglish's men have been getting their taste of their own medicine in recent weeks. The match against QPR comes at an important stage in the season because of the fact that Tottenham seem to be pulling away from the rest of the pack chasing for the Champions League spot.

Further, Arsenal have been in spectacular form in recent weeks and this would mean that Liverpool would be left behind in the race if they continue with the poor form. "Everybody who plays football at this level doesn't like to lose, so everybody was really upset (about the defeat) and also about the way we lost - we had a lot of chances and I think we deserved better, but that's football. Luckily in football, there is always a game next week and a chance to bounce back - and that's something we have to do. We need the points," Daniel Agger said.

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