I wanted to join Liverpool when i was a youngster - Sergio Aguero

Former Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero has admitted he wanted to join Liverpool when he was a youngster.

According to Aguero, he looked up to Michael Owen when he was a teenager.

He told Stake: “I used to like Liverpool when I was younger because of Owen, who had also started as a teenager.

“Even when I was playing on my Playstation, I tried to play like Owen!”

Aguero joined Argentine club side Independiente when only 15, before moving to Atletico Madrid as an 18-year-old in a deal worth over £17million.

He would later become a key member of a City side who endured some epic title battles with Liverpool.

The 35-year-old, who was forced to retire in December 2021 after being diagnosed with a heart condition, does not know why he never signed for Liverpool.

He added: “I wouldn’t know, really.

“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.”