Rafa closes on Danish star
10:55am 3rd January 2006
Liverpool are on the verge of another significant transfer breakthrough after agreeing a £5.5million fee for Denmark centre back Daniel Agger.
Rated his country's outstanding talent, Agger is expected to complete his move to Anfield when Brondby's chief executive returns to his desk later this week.
It is Liverpool's second raid on the transfer market in quick succession, following the swap deal that will take Villarreal's Holland defender Jan Kromkamp to Merseyside in exchange for Josemi.
But while Kromkamp is seen as cover for Steve Finnan at right back, Agger is being tipped to force his way into Rafa Benitez's starting line-up and forge a new partnership with Jamie Carragher.
Despite being linked with a number of central defenders since admitting he needed more cover at the back, Benitez has always viewed Agger as his top target as he bids to bring in reinforcements to sustain a challenge for the title.
Liverpool failed to equal their club record of 11 straight League wins, set in 1982, against Bolton at the Reebok Stadium with a 2-2 draw. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/sport/football.html?in_article_id=373088&in_page_id=1779