Sergio Aguero reveals his childhood Liverpool idol


The Man City and Argentina legend has named his childhood idol who inspired the striker playing for Liverpool. Aguero named Michael Owen as his childhood idol who inspired him to support Liverpool in his young days. The Englishman won the Ballon d’Or in 2001, and was considered one of the best players at the time. Owen played for Liverpool, Man United and Real Madrid, representing the best clubs in football. A star from his teenage years, known to everyone as a player with tremendous potential. Hence, It’s no wonder that the Englishman inspired many footballers. The City striker had many things to say about Owen, while talking to Stake Sergio Aguero said,

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

Sergio Aguero’s fondness of Michael Owen

It’s not often when a player of such status like Sergio Aguero praises a player from the rival team. Owen played in all clubs which were arch rivals of Man City and Barcelona. But that didn’t stop the Argentine from acknowledging the greatness of Michael Owen. Owen was brought up in the Liverpool academy making his professional debut with the Reds in 1997. He was sold to Real Madrid in 2004 for €12.00m. He had 223 goals and 59 assists in 483 appearances. Owen then played for Newcastle, Man United and Stoke City before retiring from football in 2013. Michael Owen continues to inspire many footballers like Sergio Aguero, and many others.

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