Sergio Aguero announced his premature retirement from World Football at the age of 33 and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp paid tribute to the former Man City striker.
Former Atletico Madrid striker is forced to cut short his illustrious footballing career after he suffered a heart scare on the pitch. The 33-year-old joined Barcelona last summer on a free transfer after spending a decade in the blue half of Manchester.
But soon after joining the Catalan club, he suffered a serious calf injury that derailed his debut for the club. Thus, when he came back to first-team action, an incident took place in Barcelona’s game against Alves in the La Liga clash which led to the end of his career.
The Argentine fell to the pitch, holding his chest while in discomfort as club medical staff rushed on.
Reflecting on the news, Klopp praised Aguero whom he met many times after German’s arrival at Liverpool. However, Klopp also encountered him twice during his time at Dortmund in the Champions League meeting.
Asked about Sergio Aguero’s impact over the past decade, Liverpool boss Klopp said:
First and foremost I really feel for the boy. He made the move to Barcelona to have another exciting chapter in his career, not to retire.
I really feel for him. He had a great career and there will come a moment where he sees that. But at the moment I’m sure he’s in shock but that’s the way it is.
The impact he had on the Premier League – on football – was incredible. The goals he scores, the importance of the goals, huge.
As a player I can say he was one of the best I faced.
Sergio Aguero a boyhood Liverpool fan
The Argentine is a Premier League and Manchester City legend. During his decade-long spell in Manchester, he scored 260 goals in 390 appearances.
Aguero established himself as one of the best strikers in Premier League history.
But did you know the Former Man City striker is a Liverpool fan?
Speaking back in 2006, Aguero made it clear that his preference was a move to Anfield having grown up as a boyhood Liverpool fan.
If I had to choose a league then it would be the Premier League,
I have been a Liverpool fan for as long as I can remember and it would be a dream to play there.
But Aguero joined Liverpool’s arch-rival Man City after being signed by Roberto Mancini in 2011.
The former Atletico Madrid striker scored some crucial goals against Liverpool.
In total, Aguero scored seven league goals against Liverpool, with his last strike being a thumping opener in a crucial 2-1 win in January 2019. Later City edged out the Reds by a single point in that season’s title race.