Liverpool urged to sign £230,000/week sensation that supported them as a teenager

Former Manchester City star Stephen Elliott, working now as a pundit, told OTB Sports that he thinks Liverpool should sign Sergio Aguero this summer.

The striker scored a beautiful goal for the Champions-elect on Saturday as Pep Guardiola’s side took a huge step towards winning their third Premier League title in four years.

After a peach of a cross from Benjamin Mendy, Aguero’s touch was a bit loose but the way it bounced up allowed him to half volley the ball into the roof of the net without breaking stride.

It was the type of goal we’ve become used to seeing from the former Atletico Madrid striker over the years and the thought of him doing that for the Reds is a satisfying one.

Speaking to OTB Sports, Elliott said: “If I am the Liverpool manager, I am signing him [Aguero] 100 per cent.

“I watched him today and he still looks hungry in and around the goal. That central striker role, I think he could play in that position for this Liverpool team.

“I know you are talking about signing an ageing player again. You can plan for the future with the signing of some younger players but Liverpool need to do it now.

“I think Aguero could be a massive signing. Whether he would come and sign for a rival of City, I am not sure. It would be a gigantic signing for Liverpool. I think he would lift the place.”

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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – JANUARY 12: Sergio Aguero of Manchester CIty celebrates victory with the match ball after he scored a hat-trick during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park on January 12, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

While it seems unlikely that the Reds would match his current £230,135/week wages, it would be silly for Liverpool to not even approach the player about a move to Anfield given his unbelievable finishing.

Aguero is the fourth-highest goalscorer in Premier League history, with 182 strikes. That is absolutely absurd when you consider that Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Andy Cole all spent their entire careers in the Premier League.

The Manchester City forward only moved to England when he was 22 which means that he missed out on at least two or three years of goalscoring in the Premier League.

That said, he’s probably got a couple of years left in him if Liverpool could manage his game time.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JUNE 22: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City lies on the pitch injured during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Burnley FC at Etihad Stadium on June 22, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The Argentine has always battled with small muscle injuries but if Liverpool could reduce his training workload as well as his game time to a few games a month or when they need a late goal, he could be the perfect back up to Roberto Firmino.

With Divock Origi not contributing to the side and heading for the exit, Liverpool need a backup striker and who else than a player that has scored almost 200 goals in the Premier League?

Who else than a player that supported the club when he was a teenager?

Sign Aguero, try and keep him fit and you’ve got a potentially title-winning super-sub on your hands.

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