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Liverpool and Daniel Agger have finally put an end to the summer-long speculation surrounding the defenderâ€™s future at the club by putting pen to paper on a long-term deal. The Danish centre-back now has a contract that runs till 2016, by when he would be well into his 30â€™s. Manchester City and Barcelona chased Agger all summer long as they looked to take advantage of a contract standoff. But Agger has always insisted that Anfield was his home of choice and he has further endeared himself to the Kop faithful by signing the next extension.
Speaking to Liverpoolâ€™s official website after signing the contract, Agger said: â€œIt means everything to me. This is where I want to be and I'm happy the club want me. I am really happy right now. I've never wanted to go anywhere else. I feel I belong here and as long as the manager and the owners want me, I'll be here."
The 27 year old has been blighted by injuries since joining Liverpool from Brondby in 2006, but he has been their best defender when fit and Brendan Rodgers is the latest manager to put his trust in the Dane.
Liverpoolâ€™s managing director Ian Ayre was delighted to tie down yet another talented player to a long-term contract as he said: Daniel's contribution since joining the club in 2006 has been absolutely fantastic and his loyalty to the team is recognised by the deal he has signed today. Daniel always made it clear he wanted to stay at Liverpool and we're delighted that he's committed his future to the club.â€
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