Agger earns Reds praise

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has heaped praise on defender Daniel Agger.

The Danish international has made an impressive return to the first team after missing much of October through injury, and has since helped the Reds to back-to-back clean sheets in the Barclays Premier League.

And whilst 'King Kenny' was eager to pay tribute to the team effort made against West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City, it's Agger who takes the plaudits for his versatility at the back.

"Daniel's a fantastic player, but it wasn't just down to Daniel that we've had two clean sheets," Dalglish told the official Liverpool website.

"He's a fantastic player and he's probably as good as anyone else in his position in the Barclays Premier League. He's comfortable in possession and he's a very good defender as well.

"He's a top defender, a top player. He played left-back for us at Stoke as well and did very well. It's great to have him back and I hope his fitness remains as it is for a long time."

Despite the efforts of the defence, Liverpool failed to secure a victory against the Swans over the weekend, with the Welsh outfit taking a point away from Merseyside after the 0-0 draw.

With the international break upon us, the Reds will have time to recuperate ahead of two trips to Chelsea in the Barclays Premier League and Carling Cup respectively, with the visit of Manchester City sandwiched between over a nine-day period at the end of the month.

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