Agger wants fewer draws
Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has challenged his team-mates to stop dropping so many points.
Last Updated: 09/02/09 3:46pm
Daniel Agger believes Liverpool have drawn too many games and has challenged his team-mates to stop dropping so many points.
The Reds have only lost once all season but they have slipped behind Manchester United at the top of the Premier League table following a disappointing run of seven draws in 12 games.
They have secured late victories in their last two matches against Chelsea and Portsmouth and Agger was especially buoyed by the performance at Fratton Park.
Pompey led 2-1 with just five minutes remaining but Dirk Kuyt equalised and Fernando Torres then fired home a last-gasp winner.
"You are not going to win a title if you are drawing every second game, we know that," Agger told the Liverpool Echo.
"So games like this one which we have won after going behind are a big bonus for us.
"Every game is only worth three points, you don't get any extra points for coming back but it always gives you a boost if you can come from behind.
"We worked hard for the win. The way the game turned out was not the way we had planned for it to be but the most important thing was to take the three points so we are just relieved that we did that."
Agger accepts that Liverpool will need to improve defensively if they are to wrestle top spot back from United
"The way they scored both goals was really disappointing for us and it was hard work to get back into the game," said the Dane.
"All we could do was keep our focus and continue believing in ourselves and thankfully the goals came.
"We had some really good moments in the game, passing the ball on the ground where it should be played.
"Even though it was a difficult pitch we passed it really well at times but sometimes we just needed to attack with a bit more determination.
"That's maybe the reason why we didn't create as many chances as we should have done before the goals finally came."