Agger happy at Reds again
Daniel Agger is enjoying playing for Liverpool again after praising Kenny Dalglish for lifting team spirit.
Last Updated: 05/02/11 12:52pm
Daniel Agger admits he is enjoying playing for Liverpool again after praising Kenny Dalglish for lifting the squad's team spirit.
Dalglish returned to the Anfield throne last month to replace Roy Hodgson as manager and has steered the Reds to a three-match winning run.
Agger has also benefited from Dalglish's appointment, starting all six games under the Kop legend after struggling for form and fitness under Hodgson.
The Denmark international had threatened to quit during Hodgson's ill-fated tenure, but is now happy to be playing again after being restored to his preferred centre-back position.
"My problem the last six months with me not being first choice has been the injuries," said Agger.
"The first month or two when I was injury-free I played left-back and I definitely don't think that is my first priority to play out there.
"After that I got injured and was playing catch-up all the time and that was difficult. Now I am finally fit I am playing games and that is good for me.
"I have learned about my body now and I have learned it is struggling from time to time so I have to enjoy the time I have on the pitch and try to do everything I can for the team.
"But it is a lot easier to keep fit when I am playing regularly rather than coming in and out of the side."
Liverpool have kept clean sheets in their last three matches and Agger believes that is due to a change of attitude within the squad.
"The easiest answer is the confidence and mentality of working for each other," he added.
"Kenny came in at a difficult time. It is always difficult to come in when a team is struggling, but I think we have started to play better.
"Definitely he lifted the team, definitely he lifted the team spirit, and we have to give the credit to him and Steve Clarke (brought in as coach to help Dalglish).
"We've got these wins in a row so confidence will rise and hopefully that will carry on in the next couple of games.
"There is quite a way to go and that is why we have to take one game at a time, to get three points and see where that takes us."