Former Liverpool defender Daniel Agger is confident that his former club can continue with their impressive form this season that has already made them a title contender.
Unlike last season, the Reds have made a head start to the Premier League campaign this year, sitting comfortably in fourth place after just eight matches so far. The Reds who reached two cup finals last campaign are much of a better squad this season and are currently challenging for every silver.
The 0-0 draw with Manchester United was the second time this campaign that Jürgen Klopp’s men have failed to score in all competition. It is this startling performance that has drawn the attention of their former defender Agger who says he has high hopes for this Liverpool team this season.
Here is what the former Liverpool told Liverpool.com:
“It’s going well so far. To be honest, I have some expectations this year, especially after last year. Jürgen is looking good for the club; I think he’s doing well. He has some great ideas and the way he talks to the media, everything, I like.”s
It would be recalled that Agger was part of the Liverpool squad that made history in the 2013-2014 season when he and his teammates scored a staggering 101 premier league goals eventually finishing up as runner-up at the expense of Manchester City.
He further went on to add that having a knowledge of your opposition and how much of an attacking threat they are, prepares you as a defender mentally because you can preempt their attacks and stop them in their tracks.
Agger, who retired from football at the age of 31, says he misses the thrill of the premier league having watched his former club take on Manchester United in a match that ended goalless.