It has been reported that Daniel Agger has shocked European football after announcing he’s leaving Liverpool for former club Brondby.
The Denmark international moved to Anfield in January 2006 from the Danish club for a £6million fee and has gone on to make over 200 appearances for the Reds since then, but will now return to the club where he began his career.
Despite reports linking him with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid or Barcelona over the summer, Agger was adamant that he would only leave Liverpool for a return to the club where he made his name.
“Liverpool have been such a big part of my life and my family’s lives for so long, that leaving is extremely difficult,” Agger told Liverpoolfc.com.
“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.”
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers added: “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.”