On this day in 1984 Danish centre back Daniel Agger was born.
Signed by Rafael Benitez in the 2006 January transfer window for a meagre £6 million from Brøndby, Agger would go on to become an integral part of Liverpool’s defence, playing alongside the likes of Carragher, Hyypia and Skrtel. The Dane was a fine reader of the game and an excellent ball playing centre back who quickly established himself as a fan favourite.
While undoubtedly gifted in defence, Agger was just a savvy going forward, able to chip in with the odd goal and not afraid of taking a chance from distance. Over the course of his career at Anfield, Agger played a total of 232 games, scoring 14 goals in all competitions, the best of which came against West Ham United in 2006 as he struck a venomous shot from 35 yards that found its way into the top left corner, helping the Reds to a 2-1 win on the day.
After playing for Liverpool for 8 years, Agger moved back to Brøndby in 2014 as he saw his game time significantly cut by Brendan Rodgers. Over the course of his time at Liverpool the Dane won the Community Shield in 2006 and League Cup in 2012 (missing the 2006 FA Cup through injury) and is still a highly regarded figure at the club.