Agger Coates youngster with praise

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Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has praised the impact of new signing Sebastian Coates.

The Danish centre-half believes Coates has everything it takes to become an Anfield favourite.

The 21-year-old Uruguayan has only made four appearances for Kenny Dalglish’s side this season, but Agger has already seen enough to know he will be a success.

"Sebastian has done really well in the games he's played. He's learning quickly and he definitely has all of the tools to have a great career,” said the 26-year-old.

However, Agger was ready with a warning for his young defensive counterpart and insisted Coates needs to be self-motivated.

The pair played together in the recent Carling Cup victory over Chelsea and Agger said there needs to be more of the same when he gets his chance.

“It's up to him and the best way to show it is to play some good games,” he added.

Agger also spoke of his team’s need to bounce back quickly against QPR after the disappointing loss at Fulham on Monday.

“After the Fulham game it was the same as every time we lose - it was quiet and people were upset," concluded the Dane.

“Everybody who plays football at this level doesn't like to lose, so everybody was really upset (about the defeat) and also about the way we lost - we had a lot of chances and I think we deserved better, but that's football.

“Luckily in football, there is always a game next week and a chance to bounce back - and that's something we have to do. We need the points.”

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