Daniel Agger has explained why getting the initials of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' tattooed across the knuckles of his right hand was an easy decision to make.

The Denmark centre-back - who last week signed a new long-term deal with the club - returned to Melwood this summer sporting the new ink, much to the delight of fans.

Agger insists the tattoo was something he'd considered for a while, and he was more than happy to go under the needle once again to show his commitment to Liverpool.

He told Liverpoolfc.com: "I'd thought about it for a long time. As I said, I feel a part of this club - and I feel a part of this city. I have been here so long now, so it was an easy decision.

"I am proud to be here and I think my knuckles show that."

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News of Agger's new contract was greeted with joy from fans across the world when it was announced on Liverpoolfc.com last Friday afternoon.

The 27-year-old is relishing life under Brendan Rodgers, particularly the footballing ideologies the boss is instilling within the squad.

Agger said: "I am enjoying life under the new manager. I really like it and I am happy every day going into training.

"I really feel we have a good team, a good mentality and a style of good football that I want to play. I definitely believe we can get back [to the top].

"I'm not a fan of looking into the future. I take every day as it comes, but I work hard every day and try to achieve the goals I want to. It's important everybody is focused to achieve those goals."

He added: "In terms of points, it hasn't been that good [so far this season] but I think we've played really well.

"We've made a few mistakes, but in general we've played good football and now we just need the results. At the end of the day, that's the most important part."