​A story has been revealed today that surely takes former Liverpool centre-back Daniel Agger up to legendary status at Liverpool.

Agger has now retired at the unexpected age of 32, following chronic injuries that have prevented from playing his best years of football.

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Speaking to Danish outlet Boldformer agent Per Steffensen revealed that La Liga giants Barcelona approached Agger in 2013, offered him a monster five-year contract, that could have seen him still plying his trade at the Nou Camp today.

Although at the time the Dane knew he wasn't first choice centre-back under manager Brendan Rodgers, who he felt wasn't appreciative of his efforts at the club, he refused to leave unless Liverpool put him on the transfer list.

Whilst at Liverpool he emerged as a world-class but underrated centre half doing his job quietly whist displaying leadership, technical ability, heart and a hammer of a left foot which led to Reds fans adopting the Dane as one of their own.


Wearing the captain's armband at Anfield, Agger also chose to get YNWA tattooed on his knuckles. This is coupled with regular stories emerging in the press over the years which prove how loyal the defender really was to Liverpool.

However a new revelation about Agger, who eventually left in 2014 for Brondby, has emerged from Steffensen that all but confirms the Dane's love and loyalty to the Merseyside club.


Steffensen said: "I can reveal that Daniel could still be a Barcelona player today, they offered him a five-year contract in summer 2013, but he went to Liverpool's management and told them he wouldn't force through a move."

It's difficult to find such a level of loyalty today as Barcelona have their eyes on a certain Philippe Coutinho, who is rumoured to of handed in a transfer request in order to force through a move. An all to familiar story for the Reds after Luis Suarez left for Catalonia in 2014.