Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has admitted he considered retiring from football after suffering an injury-plagued few years at Anfield.
The 28-year-old has struggled at times to hold down a regular place in the Liverpool team due to a succession of knee and back problems that have blighted his career.
This season, however, the Denmark international has made 39 appearances and has played a key part of Brendan Rodgers’ side, but Agger admitted he has thought about calling time on his career more than once.
“I do not have a long time left (in my career),” he told Danish newspaper BT.
“I have considered ending my career some times. I have had some serious injuries, and at times I have considered retiring. But right now I am fine.”
Agger has made 208 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool since moving to Anfield in 2006 and has performed consistency alongside Jamie Carragher in the latter part of 2012/13, though the club will need to reinforce their defence when the 35-year-old retires at the end of the season.
Liverpool are seventh in the English Premier League table, five points behind local rivals Everton, and travel to Fulham on Saturday knowing their hopes of playing European football next season are effectively over.