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Agger signs fresh long-term contract with Liverpool F.C.

LONDON--Liverpool defender Daniel Agger ended speculation over his future by signing a new contract with the Premier League club on Friday.

Agger had been linked with a move to Manchester City during the off-season, but Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was determined to keep hold of the Denmark center-back and rejected several bids from the English champions.

The 27-year-old, who has made 177 appearances since signing from Brondby in 2006, was reportedly keen to remain at Anfield anyway and he has now agreed to extend his stay with a deal the length of which was not revealed.

“It means everything to me. This is where I want to be and I'm happy the club wants me. I've never wanted to go anywhere else,” Agger told Liverpool's website.

“I feel I am a part of this club and I want to be a part of this club in the future.

“I like the way it is going right now with the style we're playing, and hopefully the results will come soon as well.

“The support from the fans has been unbelievable. The game when they were singing all the songs about me, it was difficult to focus on the game.

“It was such a good experience for me and I'd never experienced anything like it before. That is why I am so happy here. That for me is Liverpool Football Club.

“I feel I belong here and as long as the manager and the owners want me, I'll be here.”

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