Liverpool legend Daniel Agger has claimed that then-Everton manager David Moyes looked at taking him to Goodison Park but did not think he was ready for the Premier League.


Agger has remained a cult figure amongst Liverpool fans due to the passion and commitment he showed on the pitch when he was at Anfield for eight years between 2006 and 2014.


Liverpool signed him in January 2006 for a fee of £6m and he won the League Cup during his time on Merseyside.




However, he could have been on his way to the Blue side of Liverpool before he ended up at Anfield.


Agger claimed that Moyes came to watch him at Brondby and was slated to speak to him before the then-Everton manager disappeared without having a conversation.



He revealed that the Scot felt that he was not ready to play in the Premier League, which he later regretted.


“Brondby told me that David Moyes was in the stadium and wanted to speak to me after”, he told The Athletic.



“I thought I played a decent game but he disappeared! A club director told me that he had said he didn’t think I was prepared for the Premier League.


“Six months later, I was at Liverpool.


“Lars Jacobsen, a good friend of mine, who played for Everton, told me that Moyes later admitted in the canteen when one of our games was on TV: ‘I missed one there’.”


Agger returned to Brondby in 2014 before hanging up his boots in 2016 at the age of 31; he remains a keen Liverpool fan.