Former Liverpool defender Daniel Agger, 31, has retired from professional football.
Agger moved to Anfield from boyhood club Brondby in 2006 and played 232 times for the Reds, winning the League Cup in 2012, but his time on Merseyside was beset by a number of injury problems. He returned to Brondby in 2014.
He has consistently been struggling with niggling injuries of-recent which has heavily limited his playing time on the pitch.Despite efforts to convince him to prolong his career he has decided to quit.“I’m pulling the plug,” he told a press conference in Denmark today.“It has been difficult, I’ve had doubts until the end. But I’m in no doubt that it is the right decision.
“Fortunately, I had many options, which is positive, and that confirmed to me, that my level was still acceptable. Offers reported in the media, especially from Turkey, have been something I’ve thought a lot about.This isn’t something I’ve done over night. But time after time when I’ve thought it through I’ve thought ‘hell no’, I’m not letting my level drop, I’m not falling any further, it’s important to stop while I’m still ahead.“It’s sad, but it is the right decision to stop. I’m proud of my career,” Agger said