Daniel Agger says a tattoo of Liverpool‘s motto on his right hand shows he is “proud” of playing at Anfield, after agreeing to extend his contract with the club till 2016.
Agger got the letters of ‘YNWA’, standing for ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ tattooed onto his knuckles during the summer, and despite Barcelona and Manchester City being interested in him, he insists he has never wanted to change clubs.
“I’m proud to be here and I think my knuckles show that. As I said, I feel a part of this club and I feel a part of this city. I’ve been here so long now, so it was an easy decision,” Agger said.
The deal is a relief for Liverpool, after it started to look like Agger wanted to move. It was reported in his home country of Denmark that Barcelona would be the one club he would leave Anfield for, and he was thought to have a difficult relationship with boss Brendan Rodgers, something which intensified when he was not included in the team picked to play in a Europa League qualifier. Manchester city manager Roberto Mancini was also keen to sign the centre-half.
However, Agger says that he enjoys being under Rodgers’ management.
“I’m enjoying life under the new manager. I really like it and I’m happy every day going into training. I feel we have a good team, a good mentality and a style of good football that I want to play,” he added.
Agger signed for Liverpool in 2006.