Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has sealed a move back to his boyhood club Brondby after spending almost ten years at Anfield.

Agger made 232 appearances for the Merseyside outfit and is a fan favourite. Liverpool fans love him for the fact that he rejected Barcelona and Manchester City in the recent years and remained loyal to the club.


Daniel Agger: “Liverpool have been such a big part of my life and my family’s lives for so long, that leaving is extremely difficult,” Agger said. “The opportunity arose for me to return home to Brondby and at this stage of my career it felt like the right decision for me.

“I wouldn’t leave here to go anywhere else and that has been proven by my actions in recent seasons – I have turned down many offers to move to other Premier League and European clubs.

“I would like to thank the Liverpool supporters for the incredible backing they have given me in my time here and the warmth and generosity of spirit displayed to my family.

“This has been our home and somewhere we have been very happy and settled. However, more recently I have started to feel the effects of playing regularly in a league that is as physically demanding as the Premier League is, and I would not want to stay if I did not think that I was able to meet that challenge week in, week out.”

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wished him good luck and explained why the defender has a special relationship with the Liverpool fans.

Brendan Rodgers: “We wish Daniel and his family well for the future. We’ve been discussing Daniel’s future with him during the close season and I know this is a decision he has reached after much soul searching and deliberation.

“Daniel loves Liverpool and the club’s supporters, and has a unique connection with them.

“When we had the privilege to play Brondby in pre-season, we saw the esteem he is held in and I can understand why he would want to return there.

On behalf of everyone at Liverpool, I thank Daniel for his service to the club and hope he finishes his career with some happy times in Denmark.”

Liverpool fans from all over the world wished posted goodbye messages on twitter including star tennis player Caroline Wozniacki.


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