Agger won’t alter defensive style

Having been filling in at left-back, Agger was overlooked for the

Reds’ 0-0 draw at Birmingham as Paul Konchesky made his debut and

was only awarded a late cameo in their 3-2 defeat at Manchester

United on Sunday. With Martin Skrtel and Jamie Carragher the

first-choice central defenders, Agger has been left frustrated. He

believes new boss Roy Hodgson continues to snub him because his

game does not suit the new-look Liverpool. The 25-year-old feels

his desire to play the ball out from the back is counting against

him. He will not be altering his style any time soon, though, even

it means sticking life out on the Anfield bench. “The manager’s

philosophy is that we play football in attack, but not at the back.

That’s not my style,” Agger told Sporten.dk. “I’m not that type of

player. I like to keep the ball on the ground, and that’s what I’ll

keep doing. Time will show if he [Hodgson] doesn’t want to play me

because of that. “I’ll try to change myself, but I will never be a

player who offloads the ball at every opportunity. “I’ll fight for

my chance. I know what I stand for, and I think he [Hodgson] does

too.”