Daniel Agger has revealed he did not always see eye-to-eye with Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, which played a part in him returning to former club Brondby this summer having spent eight years at Anfield.
The Dane struggled for regular first team football under Rodgers last season, with the Northern Irishman often selecting the likes of Martin Skrtel, Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure ahead of the former vice-captain.
And whilst Agger admits he was plagued by minor injury problems, the 29-year-old said he would have been able to play more had it not been for several disagreements with the boss.
Speaking to Danish outlet bold.dk, Agger said: “I will hopefully be available as much as I can. I was available in many matches last year. Me and the coach did not fully agree on some things, and it is he who decides. I could not [do] anything about it.
“I could only help to win the fights I was in, and we also did almost every time. So I am hoping and hoping that I get to play more games this year.”
Agger revealed he was disappointed to be dropped for a match with West Ham towards the back end of last season, having played a key role in the Reds winning streak up until another minor injury struck.
“I had many minor injuries in the completely wrong times and I must realise that it is very difficult to change the team when it wins. I am not frustrated about that. I am because of the way it happened and how it was handled,” Agger said.
“We had, for example, won six or seven times in a row with me in the team and then I was away from training for two days leading up to a match against West Ham because I had knee problems.”
Despite his disagreements with Rodgers, Agger left Anfield with a heavy heart in August, penning an emotional open letter to the Reds supporters.
He wrote: “I’ve been honoured to live in this close-knit city and my experiences as a Liverpudlian are unforgettable. I’d finally like to wish the club all the best for this season. I’ll be supporting you every step of the way, as will millions of others. You’ll Never Walk Alone.”