Liverpool completed a deal with Danish side Brondby IF for the services of 29-year-old defender Daniel Agger on August 30, 2014, seeing him return to the side that sold him to Liverpool in 2006.
Despite a nine year career for the Reds, injury issues have seen Agger only make 232 total appearances for the club across all competitions scoring 14 goals for Liverpool.
Only once in his time with Liverpool did Agger ever reach or break the 40 appearance mark which was in the 2006-07 campaign, his first full term in a Reds’ kit.
According to the Guardian the fee was undisclosed but has been rumored to be a modest sum to allow Agger and his former club to complete the deal in an affordable manor and to allow the long term servant of the club to recieve the move that he most wanted.
Agger had been rumored to be heading to Spanish side FC Barcelona and then to Arsenal but neither proved to be true with him now headed back to the continent and his home country.
Speaking as quoted by the Guardian Agger was emotional about the coming change:
“Liverpool have been such a big part of my life and my family’s lives for so long, that leaving is extremely difficult.
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.”
The defender continued his comments with a heartfelt thank you to the Liverpool fans and the people of Liverpool whom have been such a massive part of his life and his family’s over the last nearly ten years but he feels that his body is no longer able to handle the physical demands of the Premier League.
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