Ex-Liverpool man says he had to leave during the summer

Daniel Agger says that he had to leave Liverpool over the summer as his body could no longer cope with the demands of the Premier League and that he wasn’t content with his situation.

The Danish defender returned to his homeland over the summer to sign for boyhood club Brondby – whom he left to move to Anfield – after eight years on Merseyside.

Although he featured infrequently last term, the 29-year-old was the Reds’ vice-captain, and many fans were disappointed to see him leave the club.

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The player himself has now revealed that it was a difficult decision to head away from Liverpool, but one that he had to take with a lack of playing time and fitness worries issues on his mind:

“I felt like the last time at Liverpool I needed a change, after many, many years.” He is quoted by the Daily Star. “It’s just a feeling, it’s difficult to describe.

“If I could write everything myself, I would have stayed there [at Liverpool] for the whole of my contract period, but I felt it wasn’t right.

“And when I feel something is not right, I have to take the consequences and try and do something else.

“It was a mix of football and the feeling of my body not being able to play the physical games, but the most important thing was that I wasn’t happy going to training every day.”