Liverpool Daniel Agger has reportedly challenged Roy Hodgson to "have the guts" to tell him if his Anfield career is over.
Agger has been a frustrating figure during his team on Merseyside, drawing comparisons to legendary Reds defender Alan Hansen with his early performances, before spending far too much of the past 18 months in the treatment room.
Hodgson is reported to be in the market for a new centre-back during the January transfer window, with Jamie Carragher out until March, and Stoke's Ryan Shawcross has been linked with a switch to Anfield.
However, the Reds are unlikely to have a war chest at their disposal in the near future, so Hodgson may well have to sell in order to fund significant signings. Agger is reportedly viewed as a possible make-weight, but the Dane has no plans to leave Liverpool.
"Liverpool can't force me out of the club even if they want to as I have got four years left on my contract," Agger told Jyllands-Posten.
"I find it strange that people who don't know anything shout everything possible. I expect Roy Hodgson to have the guts to tell me face to face if he doesn't want me and he hasn't said that."