Date: 5th January 2009 at 8:31pm
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Football - Bolton Wanderers v Liverpool Barclays Premier League

Reports today suggest that AC Milan are going to step up their efforts in trying to prize Daniel Agger away from Liverpool. I will be the first to say that this would be a huge loss for Liverpool if Agger were to leave. Before Agger got injured last season, he and Carragher formed one of the best central defence pairings in Europe. It was unfortunate Agger got injured but then Skrtel stepped in and he also formed a great partnership with Carragher until Skrtel himself got injured and now we are back to the Carragher and Agger pairing. This just goes to show that we need quality and depth especially in the heart of defence and letting Agger go to AC Milan would mean that we are hampered in central defence.

For us to win the title this season, we need quality depth and by having Carragher, Agger, Skrtel and Hyypia in central defence will mean that we arguably have the best set of central defenders in any team in the league. Yes Agger has not been offered a new contract yet and I do not understand why. The player himself has come out and said he would love to stay at Anfield but you have to feel for him if he is not being offered a new contract. I am not sure if it is Rafa stalling on the new contract for Agger or it is the owners who may see selling Agger to AC Milan for £8.5m as good business considering we bought him for £5.8m in 2004.

I hope that this Agger does not move to AC as we really need him if we are to make a push for the title this season.