High pressure is no sweat for Liverpool’s Daniel Agger

Defender Daniel Agger says experiencing high pressure as a player is all part and parcel of playing for Liverpool.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 1, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Agger celebrates scoring the first goal against Hull City during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
Daniel Agger celebrates scoring the first goal against Hull City. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Agger and his teammates go into the final 10 games of the season this weekend with an unpredictable trip to arch rivals Manchester United.

Currently sitting in second place in the Premier League, seven points behind leaders Chelsea but with a game in hand, the Reds are very much still in the title race.

Brendan Rodgers’ side are still looking to secure their place in the top four, and winning a valuable Champions League qualification spot that would take the club to new levels both on the pitch and off.

The heat is turned up, but Danish international Agger says it’s nothing he and the other players at the club haven’t proven they can’t handle.

“When you play for Liverpool Football Club, there is always pressure and that won’t change between now and the end of the season,” Agger told the Liverpool Echo ahead of this Sunday’s clash at Old Trafford.

“Part of playing for this club is being able to handle that pressure. I think the players here have proved over the course of this season that they are more than capable of doing that.

“We have had some great results and there have been a few times when we have been all the way up there at the top.

“It’s always difficult to compare squads and teams. This is a completely different team to the one in 2009. There aren’t many players left from that side.

“We are in a good position but we are only in March. There is still a long way to go and a lot of points to play for. We haven’t achieved anything yet and we need to keep going over the final 10 games. We have some big games against teams close to us in the table. They are games we have to win.”

Man United v Liverpool gets underway at 1.30pm on Sunday, 16th March. Check out our pre-match build-up to the game here.

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