Brendan Rodgers on Daniel Agger’s Liverpool departure

Brendan Rodgers has wished Daniel Agger well for the future after the Danish international completed a return to his former club Brondby on Saturday.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, August 9, 2012: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers shakes hands with Daniel Agger after the 3-0 victory over FC Gomel the UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round 2nd Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Agger leaves Merseyside eight years after arriving, having made 232 appearances and scoring 14 goals for the Reds.

“We wish Daniel and his family well for the future,” Rodgers told the club’s official website. “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.”

Injury problems have hampered Agger’s career for some time, and the arrival of Croatian defender Dejan Lovren put the 29-year-old further down Rodgers’ defensive pecking order.

Rodgers added, “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.”

It is understood Liverpool will receive around £3 million from Brondby.

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