Daniel Agger cries as he seeks Liverpool exit

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Liverpool defender Daniel Agger reportedly broke down in tears after he had a one-on-one meeting with manager Brendan Rodgers over a move away from Anfield.

According to the Daily Mirror, the pair exchanged their feelings in a dressing room during Liverpool's pre-season tour of America.

Agger at Liverpool

The Danish captain made just 20 Premier League appearances last season at Liverpool, finding himself behind Martin Skrtel, Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure in the pecking order on several occasions.

With new £20 million signing Dejan Lovren arriving from Southampton and £7 million youngster Tiago Illori returning back from his loan spell at Granada, Agger feels he may spend even more time sat on the Liverpool bench.

He is reportedly wanted by Barcelona and could be reunited with former team-mate Luis Suarez in Spain, for a reported fee of £12 million. Agger joined Liverpool in january 2005 and has made 175 appearances in the red shirt.

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Initial success

In Rodger's first season at Anfield, Agger was a regular at centre-back, making 35 appearances for the club, forming partnerships with Martin Skrtel and Jamie Carragher.

When Carragher announced his retirement, Agger was made vice-captain of the Reds and most people believed he would become the heartbeat of the Liverpool back four, taking command of vital decisions that was once Carragher's role.

However, it was quite the opposite as the Danish international found himself out of the Liverpool side for the majority of the season.

Agger's tears

On the tour, Agger reportedly broke down in the dressing room and Rodgers was sympathetic with the former Brondby man, allowing him to fly home early.

When it was announced that Agger had flown home there was speculation he was on his way out of the club. The Dane has always had an injury ridiculed career at Anfield, and the reported reasoning was a 'slight injury' in no specific area of his body.

With the 29-year-old wanting out of Anfield, it will no doubt ignite the interest of many top European clubs, who will subsequently race for his signature.

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