English Premiership

Agger: I wasn't appreciated

2014-09-22 12:45
Daniel Agger (AFP)

Cape Town -  Daniel Agger has spoken out on why he left Liverpool in the summer and placed the blame on manager Brendan Rodgers.

The Guardian report that Daniel Agger has lifted the lid on why he left Merseyside in the summer.

"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,” Agger told the Danish TV programme Onside.

"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.”

“Maybe where it went wrong between me and him is that I am very direct. I say things as they are, and also expect that people are [that way towards] to me.

"Maybe it’s wrong to expect that.”

Agger made just 23 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool last season before seeking a move away from the Reds.

The tough-tackling Danish defender spent nine seasons with Liverpool before rejoining Brondby in the summer for £3 million.

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