Liverpool defender Dan Agger is proud to be the club's vice-captain.

The 28-year-old is determined to build on the lessons he has learned while wearing the Danish armband by analysing the work of a man he considers to be 'the best' example.

Asked for his reaction to being named Gerrard's deputy, Agger told "It's a difficult feeling to describe.

"Not many people have the success to become a professional footballer and not many people get the vice-captaincy, so that's a big, big thing for me, of course. But it's so difficult to describe.

"I always have responsibility, no matter if you're vice-captain or not. You have to always be there, always be at the front and, of course, try to help some of the young players.

"Now I have been here for almost eight years and Stevie has been the captain all the way. He is an amazing captain: he is the one I will look at.

"Not only in his football skills, because that speaks for itself, but the person he is and the way he treats people - he's just the best."

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