Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has joined the chorus of players paying tribute to manager Kenny Dalglish.

The Scottish boss returned to Anfield in January and helped the Reds to an impressive revival that saw them fall just short of a European place.

Finishing sixth was still a huge improvement given the Merseysiders' mid-table position at Christmas, and Agger believes Dalglish was able to change both the football philosophy and confidence levels at the club on his arrival.

“It is a different way of playing football. The training sessions are enjoyable," the Danish defender told the official Liverpool website.

"People talk about confidence and it is such a big thing in football because it can change from one day to another. The main change is about being positive. Playing positive football and that's the biggest difference."


Agger was also quick to pay tribute to No.2 Steve Clarke, and believes that the assistant and manager at the club signing new deals this summer is a huge step in the right direction for Liverpool.

"I like Kenny's playing style and I think it suits Liverpool. It suits the football club and it suits the fans," he continued.

"I was really happy he and Steve Clarke signed their deals. Steve has made a big, big impact and he is really good. I can't say enough good things about him.

"Kenny suits this club. He knows everything about it, and the fans know him. It's positive for the future."

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