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Man City striker Aguero admits being Liverpool and Owen fan

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero admits he grew up a fan off Liverpool.

And he says Michael Owen was his favourite striker.

Aguero has been Manchester City's main man for eight years, winning four Premier League titles in the process. His latest league triumph came at the expense of Liverpool, who were searching for their first in the competition.

Owen revealed his own admiration for Aguero in his book when discussing the finishing of United striker Marcus Rashford.

He argued: "Players like Robbie Fowler, Aguero or Harry Kane, these people who are obsessed with goals. I don't think he is obsessed with goals."

It seems the respect is mutual, as Aguero wrote in his autobiography Born To Rise: "I've always liked Liverpool, maybe because I used to play for Independiente who also played in red.

"As a kid, I wanted to be Michael Owen and when I saw him score that goal for England against Argentina I thought 'you little sh**'! Even aged 10, I knew they couldn't allow him that much space. He was a terrific player at that time."

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