DANIEL AGGER says he would be happy to discuss a new contract with Liverpool, and revealed he was looking forward to meeting new Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.
The 27-year-old has been on international duty with Denmark at Euro 2012, but saw his side eliminated from the tournament on Sunday.
Agger, who joined the Reds from Brondby in 2006, has a contract at Anfield until 2014, which he signed in 2009.
Liverpool, however, are keen to tie down a player whose influence has grown steadily in recent seasons, and who is widely regarded as one of the classiest defenders of his type in Europe.
The Dane insists there is no rush to iron out a new deal over the summer – he will head off on holiday this week before returning for pre-season training at Melwood next month – but says he would be happy to discuss an extension, if and when Liverpool make him an offer.
“It’s no secret that I’m happy to be in Liverpool,” he said. “Otherwise, I would not have been there for six years.
“I have not discussed a new contract, but if they come with an offer I will surely sit down and talk with them.
“It’s not something that is urgent, for I have contract until 2014, but if they ask I will listen.”
Agger made 27 league appearances for the Reds last season, the most he has managed in a campaign since joining the club.
And he admitted he was looking forward to meeting with Rodgers, having been impressed by the work the new Reds chief produced at his former club Swansea City.
“I am looking forward to meeting the new coach,” he said. “I’ve seen what he has done at Swansea, and it has been impressive.”
Agger is not the only player Liverpool are eager to tie down to a long-term contract. Both Luis Suarez and Martin Skrtel are also expected to be offered new deals, with Premier League champions Manchester City having expressed an interest in the latter, and French outfit Paris St Germain having made tentative enquiries about the former.
The future of midfielder Alberto Aquilani, meanwhile, remains unresolved. The Italian spent last season on loan with AC Milan, but is unlikely to secure a permanent transfer.
His agent, Franco Zavaglia, says the 28-year-old’s future will be decided by Rodgers, upon his return to Merseyside.