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Liverpool fans pay tribute to Daniel Agger after retirement

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Daniel Agger has announced his retirement from football at the age of 31.

The former Liverpool defender has suffered from a host of injury problems throughout his career and decided to hang up his boots after his contract with Danish club Brondby expired.

Agger wrote on Twitter: "It's sad, but it is the right decision to stop. I'm proud of my career."

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He made 232 appearances in an eight-year spell at Anfield before returning to Brondby in 2014, who Rafa Benitez originally signed him from in 2006.

The Denmark international fell out of favour under Brendan Rodgers and had offers from a host of Premier League clubs after Liverpool put him up for sale.

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However, Agger said he was "feeling the effects of playing regularly in a league that is as physically demanding as the Premier League" and returned to his native country. He later admitted that his relationship with Rodgers had broken down.

His best moment?

His return to Brondby was completed in a deal worth a reported £3m and Agger took a significant cut in his wages to make it happen. But he has managed just 33 appearances over the course of the last two campaigns and has subsequently decided his body can no longer cope.

He will leave behind a legacy at both Liverpool and Brondby, where he is heavily respected amongst both fan bases.

We have put together some of the best reaction from social media, which you can see below.

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