Agger reveals reasons for Liverpool departure

Former Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has revealed that a breakdown in his relationship with manager Brendan Rodgers was behind his summer departure back to former club Brondby, the Metro is reporting.

The Danish centre back made the move to his homeland club for what many believed was a bargain £3m price tag in August and the player has now admitted that he felt undervalued by the Reds boss and that Rodgers didn’t appreciate his performances for the club.

Agger said in an interview with Danish TV: “Let me put it this way: me and the manager were perhaps not on the same page for all of last season. For most of last season at least.

“There was some distance between us and for me that was enough. I didn’t feel that he appreciated the things I contributed. And when I feel that, then it is time to move on.”

However the player did move to say that Rodgers was an incredibly talented coach.

Following the arrival of Dejan Lovren from Southampton the future of Agger was cast into further doubt before he was ultimately moved on in the summer.

The season before had been disrupted by a series of hamstring troubles that limited the defender to making just 23 appearances in all competitions – losing his place to the likes of Kolo toure, Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho.

He made in total 232 appearances for the Anfield side having arrived from Brondby in a £6m deal back in January of 2006.

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