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Sergio Aguero explains why he never joined Liverpool in surprise admission

Sergio Aguero
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Manchester City’s record goalscorer has opened up on how he admired Liverpool in his youth and why a transfer never happened.

Sergio Aguero has admitted he still isn’t sure why Liverpool never made him an offer to join the club.

As a 10-year-old boy, Aguero admired Liverpool and idolized the club’s then-star striker, Michael Owen. He later began his career at Independiente in his native Argentina, aged 15. His performances soon caught interest across Europe. Eventually, Atletico Madrid took a chance on ‘Kun’ in 2006, signing him for a then-record club fee of €23 million.

“I wouldn’t know, really,” Aguero told Stake on why Liverpool didn’t make him an offer.

“I’ve read that they didn’t go out for an offer because I was very young and it seemed like a risky bet for the transfer cost.”

“I used to like Liverpool when I was younger because of Owen, who had also started as a teenager,” he added. “Even when I was playing on my Playstation, I tried to play like Owen!”

Aguero would later join Manchester City in 2011 to spearhead the charge of a historic era in England. He scored a record 260 goals at the Etihad, helping the Citizens claim five Premier League titles.

The 35-year-old, who retired in December 2021 due to a heart condition, also enjoyed some epic battles against Liverpool. He faced the Reds 22 times in his career and scored seven goals. Yet, only five of these 22 games ended in a victory, with 10 matches resulting in a defeat and the remaining seven in a draw.

“In my 10 years at City, we’ve had amazing games with Liverpool,” Aguero recalled.

“Even more so lately, fighting for the Premier League head-to-head. I’ve scored some important goals, but never got to score at Anfield, though.”

Manchester City will face Liverpool on Saturday in a Premier League game at the Etihad.

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