The decibel levels produced by Liverpool fans as their team surged into contention for the Barclays Premier League title brought back fond memories of European football for defender Daniel Agger.

An 11-match winning streak from February 8 until April 27 carried Brendan Rodgers' free-scoring, prolific charges to within touching distance of securing the club a long-awaited championship.

Along the way throughout, Reds supporters roared on their team, lining the streets to welcome the players before Anfield fixtures and bellowing endlessly when travelling for away encounters.

The Kop was a constant beauty to behold - 'in full bloom' was the manager's description - with a mass of flags, banners and tributes to the boss and the squad providing further inspiration.

It was a feedback loop that proved crucial in Rodgers' team consolidating second place in the standings and booking a return to Champions League football following five years away.

"They have been superb," vice-captain Agger told of the fans after a 2-1 victory over Newcastle United on the final day of the season.

"It has been at a top level every single game and even more in the last couple of games. It has been back to what I remember on the good old Champions League nights. That's where we want to play."

The 29-year-old continued: "If you look over the whole season, there are a lot of positives. Standing here on the last day of the season, to come second is so frustrating.

"We knew that it would be tough to stay at the top - and we would have taken second place before the season started. All of the big games this season have definitely given some of the players some experience, so that's positive."

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On an individual level, the centre-back was beset by a series of frustrating injuries, which restricted Agger to 23 appearances in all competitions - slightly more than half of his 2012-13 total.

"Personally, it has been a frustrating season because of some injuries," he added. "But it has not been because I've played badly and been out of the team - it is because I've been injured.

"Afterwards, it has been difficult to get back into the team because the team was winning. You can't do much about that."