It just doesn't make any sense Rodgers coming in assessing the squad and coming to the conclusion Agger is surplus to requirements, in fact it would be just as worrying if that was the case.
I'm worried the owners have looked at his injury record and pulled rank on this one by offering him to other clubs, with the hapless Ayre leading the charge.
I think Rodgers would kick off if a player was being sold over his head. So It'll be his call completely imo. It makes no sense for FSG to pull rank really, as the money will absolutely have to be reinvested, they won't get away with pocketing the cash, which i don't believe they are here for anyway.
It'll be a compromise. If say for example we have a £20m net spend. Once that £20m is gone(Allen and Borini), we have to sell to buy, Rodgers takes a look at the squad and decides he still needs players, so we must sell. We try to sell Carroll, our most saleable asset that would have the least impact on the playing squad. But we have no takers. So we move on to our next most saleable asset, which Agger fits given his injury record with us.
About as rational an explanation i can muster anyway.
What i don't get though is, surely we could find a buyer for Adam, Spearing and Downing at least. Three players that we wouldn't miss one bit. We'd take a hit on Adam and Downing sure but better than having to sell a player as important to us as Agger is.