VIDEO: Agger trains with Brondby for first time since Liverpool departure

Daniel Agger

Daniel Agger took to the training pitch with Brondby on Tuesday for the first time since completing his shock £3 million return from Liverpool at the end of last month.

Former Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has trained for the first time with Brondby since completing his shock return to the Danish Superliga club.

Agger initially joined Brondby at the age of 12, helping the Copenhagen-based side to the league title in 2005 before leaving for Merseyside in January 2006 for a reported £5.8 million.

The 29-year-old centre-back would go on to make 236 appearances during his eight-and-a-half years with Liverpool, but the signings of Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovern over the past two seasons saw him fall out of contention for a regular starting place.

Rumoured this summer to be reuniting with Napoli boss Rafa Benitez, who first brought him to Anfield, as well as being linked to Atletico Madrid, the Danish captain, however, is understood to have told the Premier League club that he would only accept a switch back to his boyhood team, taking a considerable pay-cut in order to make the transfer possible.

That gesture insured that the 65-times capped international received a hero’s welcome upon his £3 million return to his homeland, with Liverpool fans, on the other hand, hugely disappointed to see him leave after so many seasons of loyal service to the club.

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