Brondby star Daniel Agger lifts lid on relationship with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

Daniel Agger

Daniel Agger reveals that his relationship with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers broke down last season.

Daniel Agger's long association with Liverpool came to an end last month when he moved to his former club Brondby.

Since joining the Reds from the Danish club back in 2006, the 29-year-old had established himself as one of the best central defenders in the Premier League.

However, the Denmark international centre-back struggled with injuries last season and also fell out with manager Brendan Rodgers.

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Eventually last month, Agger left Liverpool to move back to Brondby in his native Denmark. The signing of Dejan Lovren from Southampton meant that he was going to fall further behind in the pecking order.

Speaking of Agger’s decision to depart last month, Rodgers said that it was reached by the player ‘after much soul searching and deliberation’, but the Dane has now revealed that he left because of the damaged working relationship with the Northern Irishman.

'Let me put it this way, me and the manager were perhaps not on the same page last season, for most of the season at least', he told Danish sports channel TV3 SPORT.

'He and I maybe went wrong with each other because I am very direct. I say things as they are, so I expect people will be the same to me.

'Maybe it's wrong to expect this sometimes. There was much (distance) between us, and for me it was just enough. I felt he didn't appreciate the things I could do and contributed. When I feel that, then it's time to move on'.

From Agger’s comments, it seems that he and Rodgers could not work anymore. They also imply that the Liverpool manager is not ‘direct’ with his players.

Agger’s words are stinging indeed, and some Liverpool fans could find it strange and maybe even disturbing. After all, until now Rodgers has been hailed by one and all, and there have been no reports of problems between him and the players.

However, one must remember that difference between players and managers occur all the time, and the issue between Agger and Rodgers is no different. Perhaps the Liverpool manager was give his side of the story in the coming days.

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