Daniel Agger has ended speculation that he could be set to leave Liverpool by stating his love for the club, the Metro understands.
The Dane, who was recently appointed vice captain by manager Brendan Rodgers, said that he has never considered moving away from Anfield, and wouldn’t do even if they again finish outside of the top four.
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Arsenal will have to pay £55m if they want to sign Liverpool‘s Luis Suarez, after the striker dropped his pursuit of arbitration as a means of leaving for less, according to the Mirror.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been waiting to see the outcome of a contract dispute between the Uruguay international and the club, after he believed his bid of £40m plus a pound would trigger a release clause.
However, the 26 year old has conceded that he will not approach the Premier League to arbitrate, as his contract clearly states that the Reds are under no obligation to sell, and with three years remaining on his contract, Brendan Rodgers and the board are determined to keep him unless their valuation is met.
Suarez is odds on with a number of bookmakers to move the Emirates by September 1st, just ahead of the price available for him to remain on Merseyside.
Meanwhile, the club are closing in on a deal for Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos, the Daily Star understands.
Reports in Greece are suggesting that the Reds have agreed on a fee with the Bundesliga club, with the move only being delayed by the defender’s recovery from a knee problem.
German football expert Rafael Honigstein has told TalkSport that he expects Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos to sign for Liverpool.
The Greek international was linked with a £20 million move to Zenit St Petersburg in January, though it is thought that the Reds could get their man for a lower fee, largely down to the 21 year old having missed the second half of the season through injury.
Liverpool appear have moved quickly to rebuild their defence ahead of next season with reports that they are closing in on a deal for Manchester City defender Kolo Toure.
The Ivorian, who has won the title with both City and Arsenal, is keen to remain in the Premier League and could make the short trip up the M62 when his contract expires in the summer.