Kenny Dalglish believes Daniel Agger is illustrating just why he should be regarded as one of the best defenders in the Barclays Premier League.

The Dane has made a big impression since returning from injury, helping Liverpool to keep back-to-back clean sheets in his last two league starts.

Dalglish feels he has all the attributes to make him a stand-out performer for the Reds and is hoping his injury problems are now a thing of the past.

"Daniel's a fantastic player but it wasn't just down to Daniel that we've had two clean sheets," said Dalglish.

"He's a fantastic player and he's probably as good as anyone else in his position in the Barclays Premier League.

"He's comfortable in possession and he's a very good defender as well.

"He's a top defender, a top player. He played left-back for us at Stoke as well and did very well.

"It's great to have him back and I hope his fitness remains as it is for a long time."

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