Date: 7th October 2008 at 8:20am
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Daniel Agger will now get his chance due to the unfortunate injury to Martin Skrtel. I have always been a fan of Agger and was a tad disappointed when he lost his place to Skrtel. I will be the first to say I was never a fan of Skrtel when he first arrived at Anfield but he has grown and matured into a great centre back that I am very happy with. There was a time the Agger and Carragher partnership was hailed as one of the best in the league. I hope now that the partnership will be reformed, they can do just as well, if not better than Carra and Martin have been doing so far this season.

There had been suggestions that Agger would be on his way to Real Madrid in January but I doubt that will happen now. He has been given a golden opportunity to kickstart his Anfield career again and I am sure he is going to take this opportunity with both arms and show us what he is made of. I was thinking of the possibility of Agger at Real and it dawned upon me that it could be a Agger – Cannavaro partnership. Two very talented centre backs but not the tallest of centre backs. Any team up against them with a huge centre forward would do well as you would just pump in long balls into the box all day. If that is my one criticism about Agger, its that he is not the best in the air but I guess that is where Jamie would have to come in.

I mentioned sometime back that it would be great to have a centre back who could step out of defence and offer an attacking option for us. Agger fits the bill perfectly. In his time at Anfield he has already chalked up 5 goals. Hopefully he will now add to that tally this season with his sweet left foot.