Injury Forces Former Liverpool Star Into Early Retirement

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By Ibrahim Olanipekun

Former Liverpool defender, Daniel Agger, has announced his retirement following an injury-filled career. The 31-year-old centre-back, who also captained Denmark’s national team, made the announcement on his official Twitter account, @danielagger, on Thursday.

"I'm pulling the plug now. It's been difficult, I've had my doubts up until the end. But every time I've thought it through I've reached the same conclusion, and that is to stop. So I don't have any doubts that I'm making the right decision," he tweeted.

Agger won the Danish Superliga and the Danish Cup in 2004 before moving to Liverpool in January 2006. He made 175 Premier League appearances for the Reds and won the League Cup and Community Shield. He earned 75 caps and scored 12 goals for Denmark. He represented the nation at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012.

Agger is also a qualified tattoo artist with numerous tattoos including a Viking on his upper right arm, a large drawing of Vikings and a graveyard that spans his whole back, which includes his birth date and the Latin motto "Mors certa, hora incerta" ("death is certain, its hour is uncertain”).

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