Daniel Agger has left Liverpool to return to his former club Brondby, it was confirmed on Saturday.
The Danish international defender has been hampered by long-term back problems and seen his chances of first-team football at Anfield fade away.
The signing of Croatian international defender Dejan Lovren this summer further set Agger back in the pecking order of Brendan Rodgers’ team.
A statement by Agger on Liverpool’s official website reads:
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.
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.
The club itself is very special and I shall remain a supporter for the rest of my life. I regard every game I played at Anfield as a privilege.
— Brøndby IF (@BrondbyIF) August 30, 2014
Agger was signed by former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez from Brondby in 2006 and was a big part of the team through highs and lows.
It is reported that Liverpool will earn £3 million from the sale of Agger.
All the best, Danny. YNWA.
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