Legend's approval: Liverpool's Agger wins Hansen praise

Liverpool legend Alan Hansen has heaped praise on Dan Agger. Hansen has been impressed by the Dane this season.

Liverpool legend Alan Hansen has heaped praise on Dan Agger.

Hansen has been impressed by the Dane this season.

"When you look at some of the centre-backs Liverpool have had with the ball at their feet, in the '70s and '80s it was virtually everyone," Hansen told the Liverpool Echo.

"You could go through them and they were phenomenal with the ball at their feet. And Daniel's up there with the best of them.

"He's exceptionally comfortable in possession of the ball. He's never embarrassed when the ball is at his feet - and traditionally Liverpool centre-backs have always been all of that.

"If you look at the attributes you want in a top class centre-back he's a nine out of 10 in the vast majority, which are very high figures.

"The only thing you'd say against Daniel is that he was prone to injury before, but this is a decent spell without getting injured."

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