Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has revealed that Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is the toughest opponent he has faced in professional football.
The Argentinian legend has been the scourge of Premier League defences since he arrived at the Etihad in 2011, and has written his name into the club’s history books as a result.
Supporters on Twitter were backing van Dijk’s comments on Aguero, with fans in no doubt about the 31-year-old’s talent and quality:
— Kai*⚡️’Kün (@MoreSvobodyKun) 23 August 2019
and the best there ever will be
— Ben (@CTID_1894) 23 August 2019
Cuz it's facts mate
— 🥶 (@CitySZN_) 24 August 2019
In Premier League Aguero is the best striker.
— CITIZEN (@AvikJana17) 23 August 2019
He's not being honest, it should be Sane😂😂😂
— Rudimentry™🇿🇦 (@NkoenyaneR) 23 August 2019
King Kun !!! #fact
— *Aditya Chaugule* (@AdityaChaugule) 23 August 2019
CC: the rest of the @premierleague
— Mitch Halseth (@Olympus_Mons87) 23 August 2019
Wrong. Was Gabriel Jesús 🇧🇷 in the match against City last Community Shield…. He (Jesús) did brake his record (Van Dijk), no body can pass me… 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂
— J@vi (@jdiazm11) 24 August 2019
It is remarkable that the City striker has never been named PFA Player of the Year, considering his contributions to the Citizens over the past eight years,
Aguero has scored an incredible 233 goals in 340 appearances for the club, and he shows no signs of slowing down, having already bagged two goals in his first two league games this campaign.
He has two years remaining on his current deal at City, and it will be a sad day for supporters when he eventually decides to leave Manchester.