To Daniel Agger.
"Liverpool have been such a big part of my life and my family’s lives for so long, that leaving is extremely difficult. 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. I would like to thank the Liverpool supporters for the incredible backing they have given me in my time here and the warmth and generosity of spirit displayed to my family. This has been our home and somewhere we have been very happy and settled. However, more recently I have started to feel the effects of playing regularly in a league that is as physically demanding as the Premier League is, and I would not want to stay if I did not think that I was able to meet that challenge week in, week out. The club itself is very special and I shall remain a supporter for the rest of my life. I regard every game I played at Anfield as a privilege."
"We wish Daniel and his family well for the future. 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. Daniel loves Liverpool and the club’s supporters, and has a unique connection with them. When we had the privilege to play Brondby in pre-season, we saw the esteem he is held in and I can understand why he would want to return there. On behalf of everyone at Liverpool, I thank Daniel for his service to the club and hope he finishes his career with some happy times in Denmark."
Remember when I got Agger’s autograph but it was just scribbles and I sarcastically said “what does that even say?” And he smiled and replied “honestly I don’t know.”
To one of the most loyal men in Liverpool history. Thank you for everything Daniel Agger, remember You’ll Never Walk Alone.
For unwavering faith, inspiring leadership and fierce loyalty in the face of disastrous results, frustrating injuries, club politicking instability and much better offers from elsewhere, we salute you, Danny Agger. Needless to say, YNWA.
He could go to any team and possibly win trophies, but he chooses to go back to Brondby (the team he started his career with) and that’s Daniel Agger summed up for you. The man who rejected City, Barcelona, Milan when Liverpool didn’t have Champions League. His loyalty knows no bounds.
His skill might be replaced, but his legacy will forever hold its own. A true legend. And above that a great, great man. Though it hurts me to no end to see this happen, I do wish him all the luck in the world because he deserves that and then some more. And I hope and pray that he can be happy there.Thank you for sticking with us during the bad times, thank you for being our defensive rock, thank you for teaching others what loyalty is all about, thank you for being our vice-captain and captain, thank you for choosing Liverpool.
Thank you for being our Dagger.