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 By Mike Whalley

Daniel Agger close to transfer move from Liverpool to Brondby

Liverpool centre-back Daniel Agger is set to complete a move back to his first club Brondby before Monday's transfer deadline.

The Danish Superliga club's chairman Jan Bech Andersen confirmed on Aug. 1 that he wanted to sign Agger. Sources have told ESPN FC that they are on the verge of agreeing a deal with Liverpool for the 29-year-old.

Agger has been unavailable for Liverpool's opening two league matches because of a knee problem, and the move is seen as an opportunity for him to regain form and fitness after a disappointing 12 months.

The Denmark captain made only 16 Premier League starts for Liverpool last season as he was troubled by injuries.

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He lost a regular starting place after suffering a rib injury in September, and was then ruled out for a further six weeks with a calf problem sustained in January.

Agger's first-team prospects were affected further by the signing of Dejan Lovren from Southampton for 20 million pounds on July 27.

As a result of that deal, manager Brendan Rodgers had three left-sided centre-backs in his squad -- Lovren, Agger and Mamadou Sakho.

With Rodgers declaring at a news conference on Friday that he was looking to move on his fringe players, Agger is set to be the centre-back to leave.

The Dane, a graduate of the youth set-up at Brondby and part of their 2005 Danish title-winning side, moved to Liverpool in January 2006, for six million pounds.

He helped Liverpool win the FA Cup that year, reach the Champions League final in 2007 and win the League Cup in 2012.

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