We need a bigger squad! Daniel Agger urges Liverpool to strengthen

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger says Brendan Rodgers needs a bigger squad if the Reds are going to win silverware next season

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Daniel Agger joined Liverpool in January 2006 Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

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Daniel Agger believes Liverpool need a “bigger squad” if the Reds are going to challenge for trophies next season.

Liverpool are currently in seventh place in the Premier League, with a top-four finish looking increasingly unlikely after a 3-1 loss to Southampton left the Reds nine points behind Tottenham.

The Merseyside outfit also made premature exits from the Europa League, FA Cup and League Cup, meaning Brendan Rodgers will finish his first season in charge at Anfield trophyless.

Although Agger believes Liverpool are heading in the right direction, the Denmark international reckons Rodgers needs to strengthen his squad over the summer.

“It is a club that will have trophies, I think it goes without saying,” Agger said.

“I believe it will come, of course. It will not be this year, because we are changing the style of play as we have not got the results we would have wanted but we have played well.

“There have been a few worries and it has something to do with stability and we must also have a bigger squad.

“These are the things we need to work towards next season. If we can keep the same level in more matches than we do this year it will look better for next season.”

Agger has racked up 29 Premier League appearances this season, which is the 28-year-old’s highest tally for a campaign since he joined in a £6m deal from Brondby in 2006.

The Denmark captain’s Liverpool career has been punctuated with various injury problems and the defender heaped praise on Rodgers and his staff for helping the defender stay fully fit this term.

“For me it’s about being fit and I’ve been the fittest in years,” added Agger.

“I have not missed a game because of an injury and I think that is the first time in my career. Brendan Rodgers is undoubtedly the reason I have played all the matches without injuries this year and I cannot be anything but pleased.

“I must give the new coaching team great credit for it, but especially the new manager gets the greatest credit for this.”

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