Agger says 'draws won't do!'

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Daniel Agger believes a change of luck must be around the corner for Liverpool, and insists that hard work is the only cure to solving the team's troubles in front of goal.

The 27-year-old Danish international defender was speaking after the Reds' disappointing 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers on Boxing Day - the sixth draw for Kenny Dalglish's side at Anfield this season.

"When you don't take your chances, you don't win football games," said Agger. "We had a lot of shots on goal, but you have to give credit to their keeper who made a few good saves.

"You can only keep on creating chances and at some point it has to come. Looking at the game today, we still created chances so the confidence must still be there. It's a worry but what can you do? The only way to solve it is to create more chances.

"I really think for 80 or 90 per cent of the time we are playing well. That's the strange thing as normally when you play well you get a bit more luck.

"But somehow we are missing that final touch. We need to find that. Normally when you try harder you get the luck and that's what we must keep doing."

Agger was reluctant to point fingers and blame anybody for Liverpool's lack of cutting edge in front of goal, and instead says the collective team must address the current problem and strive to improve moving forward.

"It's not just one or two players, it's actually all of us. We all have chances and don't score," he added. "Lots of us had chances against Blackburn - each of the defenders must have had a chance each.

"It's like when we defend, it's not just the defenders who defend. We all need to be chipping in with goals.

"When you play for Liverpool football club and play at Anfield you have to go out and win games, especially ones like this."

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