The news coming out of the Liverpool treatment room is not good at all. Daniel Agger continues to have problems with his calf and the medics have ruled him out of action indefinitely. So we have no idea if Agger will be back in action in two weeks time or we will only see him next season! The doctors say the only cure for Agger’s injury is rest, which means he can not even train at all.
This must be frustrating for Roy Hodgson and Agger himself as I am sure he wants to be playing and being part of the resurgent Liverpool. “Agger is long-term. They can’t put a date on it,” said Hodgson. “So it could be very long-term. At the moment he can’t train, he has just got to rest and wait for the next time he goes to see the specialist again. They are very anxious that bone doesn’t form. It is a calcification issue and training would certainly accelerate the calcification. Now they have to wait and hope the body breaks down the calcifying elements before he can even think about training again.”
There is no doubting the quality of Agger, he is a very fine centre back and has been called upon to do a job for us as a left back especially during the early parts of this season. But his injury problems have plagued his time at Liverpool. Whenever he gets into a decent patch of form, he picks up an injury.
There had been rumours making the rounds earlier on in the season that Agger had a fall out with Hodgson about tactics. Then cam along a story that Agger was linked with a move away from Anfield in January. With all this speculation and injury problems it begs one to ask the question: what do we do with Agger?
Do we keep him and hope that he recovers soon from his injury as we could surely do with him in the team? Or do we let him go and get some cash in as we have enough cover at centre back with Carragher, Skrtel, Soto, Wilson and Kelly?
Sell him and get Gary Cahill from Bolton
Lets get rid of him and hopefully get a few quid for him before it is too late. Isn’t his contract almost up too?
Let’s not forget that he is one of the best players to come out of Denmark in a while. The guy is very talented and I feel him and Skrtel should form the backbone of our defence going forward. He will get over his injuries and will become and asset to us. Not many center backs have a left foot like his and he is a threat going forward.
Sell him and use the money to get a new left back
I cannot believe you are even asking the question. Agger is probably our most talented young defender – together with Martin Kelly – and it is a no brainer that we should do our utmost to keep him at Liverpool.
But he is always injured Voland. If we keep him he should accept that he will not be a guaranteed starter when he is fit. There is no doubt he will be a great option off the bench but only if he is willing to accept there will be times he will be on the bench.
Cosmos,Gerrard was injured a lot when he first broke thru with back problems or growing pains or something… If we had sold him then look what we would have missed out on!
Agger is by far one of the most promising CB’s we have seen for some time so if we need to give him another season to put his injuries behind him then lets do it. Agger and Skrtel are the future CB pairing for LFC so lets not rush out and miss out in the future.
A fit Agger would be snapped up by any of the top teams in Europe. He is one of the most talented cenre halves around and we are fortunate to have him. He is young and could be at the heart of our defence for many years to come. A potential team captain.
So all this talk of selling him on whilst not fit for a fee of what would be buttons is absolute rubbish. Of whay possible benefit could that be to Liverpool?
Thankfully the first two posts are not running our club. No doubt they would have had Torres up for sale a week ago!
Very good point Dave. We need to keep him at Anfield for as long as we can as I see him taking over from Carra when Carra retires. He is spoken of very highly across the whole of Europe and we very lucky to have him.