Former Liverpool star retires aged 31; “I’m proud of my career”

According to reports from BBC Sport, former Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has hung up his boots.

During nine campaigns on Merseyside, the Danish centre-back made 232 appearances for the Reds across all competitions – lifting the League Cup in 2012 and twice winning the Danish Footballer of the Year award.

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The 31-year-old left Anfield to re-sign for former club Brondby in summer 2014, citing issues with then-Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and injury problems due to the physical intensity of the Premier League.

Agger’s contract with the Danish club expired at the end of the season and he had been linked with a move to Newcastle United, which would have seen him reunited with Rafa Benitez – the manager who brought him to Liverpool back in 2006.

But rather than returning to English football, the centre-half has instead announced his retirement from the beautiful game, posting on Twitter earlier today; “It’s sad, but it is the right decision to stop. I’m proud of my career.”

We at Football FanCast all wish Agger well in his future endeavors, footballing or otherwise. Enjoy his greatest Liverpool moments in the video below.