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Wednesday 16 November 2011

Agger demands Liverpool improvement

Dane says Reds defence resembled "headless chickens" against Swansea

Daniel Agger wants an improvement ahead of games against Chelsea and Manchester City

Daniel Agger says Liverpool's defence must tighten up if the Club are to avoid another season without Champions League football.

The Reds have only won twice in six Barclays Premier League matches at home and are currently sixth in the table following a goalless draw against Swansea at Anfield on Saturday.

The centre-back compared Liverpool's back-four to "headless chickens" at times against the Premier League new boys.

"It is far from good enough," said the Denmark international. "Everyone was angry and disappointed - some more than others - but that is the way it is."

Despite sitting two places off a Champions League spot, Agger said Liverpool must raise their standards with matches against Chelsea and leaders Manchester City looming.

"If we play like this, we won't do it [qualify for the Champions League]," he added. "We have got to move up a level or two. I won't say it is not possible, because it is, but it is up to the players.

"We are the only ones who can make a difference. We definitely have to do a lot better."

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Key Points

  • Dane Agger demands improvement at the back
  • Centre-half not impressed by level of performance
  • He urges Liverpool players to raise their standards