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Liverpool star Daniel Agger will lend hand at Milk Cup draw

By Graham Luney

One of Brendan Rodgers' star men will lend a helping hand at the draw for the Milk Cup tournament on Tuesday April 30 at the Odyssey.

Liverpool will be represented in the Premier and Junior competitions this summer and their boss will be joined by defender Daniel Agger when youth teams learn their fate.

Anfield favourite and Denmark skipper Agger is hoping to see a Danish triumph in the Elite competition.

Agger, who started his senior career at Brondby, was part of a Danish Milk Cup squad that included Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard, striker Mads Timm and current Sampdoria left-back Simon Busk Poulson.

Carnlough man and Reds supremo Rodgers played in the competition three times for Ballymena United in the 1980s and returned as a coach, introducing Chelsea to the event in 2005 when he was head of the youth academy at Stamford Bridge.

"Daniel was very keen to be involved when we asked Brendan if he would be available to join him," reveals Milk Cup secretary Jim Weir. "During last year's tournament he responded to our official Twitter account, recalling how that he played for the Denmark team in the Elite competition, so too did Aston Villa keeper Brad Guzman who played for the United States in the Elite event in 2003, the same year as Daniel."

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