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“I wish I played under Klopp” — Sergio Aguero



"I wish I played under Klopp" -- Sergio Aguero

Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero, renowned for his prolific goal-scoring prowess under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola, has revealed his admiration for Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp and expressed his desire to have played under the German tactician.

Aguero, who etched his name in City’s history books with a record-breaking tally of 260 goals during his illustrious decade-long tenure, including the iconic injury-time winner against Queen’s Park Rangers in 2012 that secured the club’s first-ever Premier League title, spoke candidly about his respect for Klopp‘s managerial style.

Despite winning four Premier League titles under Guardiola, three of which were during the Catalan’s stewardship, Aguero admitted his admiration for Klopp’s achievements with Liverpool and expressed a longing to experience playing under the charismatic coach.

“Any great manager will teach you many valuable things. It would have been a great experience for sure [to play under Klopp.]”

Reflecting on Klopp’s impact on Liverpool’s transformation into Premier League contenders, Aguero praised the German’s ability to instill an aggressive and intense playing style within the team, adapting new players seamlessly to his offensive philosophy.

“He’s made them more aggressive, more intense in their playing style. New players have arrived and Jurgen has managed to adapt them to this offensive mentality.”

Acknowledging Klopp’s impending departure from Liverpool after nine successful years, Aguero emphasized the manager’s significant influence on the English top-flight and expressed his respect for Klopp’s decision to move on.

“He’ll be sorely missed in the Premier League… but he’s made his choice, and it’s up to us to respect it.”

Speaking on the demands of playing under Guardiola, Aguero recounted an early misunderstanding with the Spanish coach regarding his work rate, revealing that he initially questioned whether Guardiola favored him.

“In a game against Stoke City, I scored two goals and in the conference, he said something like, ‘I like Aguero to score goals, but I want him to work more for the team.’

“I asked him why he didn’t tell me and he apologized to me because he didn’t realize. Game after game we tried to find a way for me to increase the pressure.

“I thought he didn’t like me, but in reality, he was the coach doing what he thought was right.

However, Aguero later recognized Guardiola’s commitment to implementing his strategic vision for the team, fostering mutual respect between player and coach.