Liverpool: Daniel Agger eyes first-team spot

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Liverpool defender Daniel Agger is adamant he belongs in the Liverpool first-team and he is willing to remain at the club if he can play his part in the club’s future success.

The centre-back made his return to first-team action in his side’s 4-0 win over Fulham last weekend after missing more than a month while on the sidelines.

The Danish international lost his place in the team due to a freak gym injury and as a result boss Brendan Rodgers has changed his system, with Agger having to make do with a place on the bench following his comeback.

As a result of him losing his place, rumours have suggested that Agger may leave the club but the 28-year-old is focusing on regaining his spot.

However, the former Brondby defender has welcomed competition from Kolo Toure, Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho and insists he has never complained about being out of the first-team picture.

He said: “It is difficult to describe but I want to play all the time, every single game. When you are not playing that is difficult but, while that is sad, I just try to work even harder every single day in training, not complaining just doing everything a bit extra.

“I am more than capable of being in the team – I feel I belong there – but it is the manager’s decision and sometimes that is difficult to change in training. You need to grab the chance when it is there – that is what football is all about.

“I know I am here and as long as I am doing everything I can to be in that team, and I feel I am good enough and the manager can use me, then I’ll be here.”

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