DANIEL AGGER’S retirement is very like his enjoying profession – mixing soiled work and artistry.
Following his untimely retirement in 2016, on the age of 31, the previous Liverpool hard-man determined to place cash into his ardour and necessity: tattoos and poop.
The Danish defender educated to be a tattoo artist and is now a part of one of many greatest parlours the world over, referred to as Tattoodo.
However for Agger that was not it, as he had extra money to spend money on s***.
Now 35, Agger launched an organization in 2013 referred to as KloAgger, placing £450,000 into an organization that manages sewage techniques in Denmark.
So how did they provide you with the title? KloAgger interprets to ‘Agger rest room’.
Agger is repeatedly concerned with the agency however his youthful brother Marco and their buddy Rune Rasmussen oversee it day-to-day.
Inked-up Agger is extra within the tats.
He began and completed his profession at Danish membership Brondby, and it was as a 15-year-old youth participant that he received his first work executed.
“I used to be about 15 and on a faculty journey to Paris,” Agger mentioned in an interview on Tattoodo’s website.
“It wasn’t one thing I would considered earlier than. Me and a buddy went into the store and mentioned that is what we will have and we received it. I nonetheless have it at this time.”
Nevertheless it’s been added to dramatically, with nearly each inch of his physique containing a tattoo.
There’s the viking graveyard throughout his again, the love hearts on his calves, Latin proverbs throughout his physique and the names of his relations etched in.
“I see it as one piece,” Agger, a professional tattooist, mentioned. “After I communicate to individuals I discuss my tattoo as one piece however clearly each tattoo has a narrative, some higher than others.”
One of many more moderen is the ‘YNWA’ stamped onto his knuckles – the well-known Liverpool acronym for Anfield’s anthem You may By no means Stroll Alone.
“Timing was fairly good,” Agger mentioned. “[There were] quite a lot of rumours sending me to a different membership for some huge cash however I knew I used to be staying.
“By some means I needed to point out that to the footballing world and this was a manner I needed to point out it.”
Agger did finally go away Liverpool in 2014 and spent two years at Brondby earlier than ending his profession sooner than anticipated.
Again issues all through his profession noticed Agger counting on painkillers to see him via, however he believes they have been his downfall.
“I’ve taken too many anti-inflammatories in my profession,” he told Jyllands-Posten.
“I do know that full effectively, and it sucks, however I did cease it [in the end]. I’m not gaining something personally from saying this however I can solely hope that different athletes do.
“It could possibly be that others take a tablet or two much less.”