Jurgen Klopp delivers heartfelt verdict as Liverpool foe makes announcement, calls him 'great'
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp delivers heartfelt verdict as Sergio Aguero retires

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has lauded Sergio Aguero after the former Manchester City player announced his retirement.

The Premier League great only signed for Barcelona from the champions in the summer.

A heart problem has led to his career being curtailed, however, at the age of 33.

Aguero made four appearances for the Catalan giants, scoring once during a 2-1 defeat against Real Madrid.

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It was his exploits at City that he will be most fondly remembered for though.

In 390 games for the rivals of Liverpool, he bagged 260 goals and registered 73 assists, becoming the club’s all-time leading goalscorer.

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Now, his career has come to a premature end and Klopp has spoken fondly of Aguero.

He told the press ahead of tomorrow’s game with Newcastle: “The goals he scored, the importance of the goals he scored. He’s a great player. I can say he was one of the best I ever faced.”

Aguero will go down as one of the best foreign imports to ever grace the top-flight.

His clinical finishing was a joy to behold and he lifted five Premier League titles with the Citizens.

How did Aguero do against Liverpool?

Liverpool won’t have been disappointed to see the back of the Argentine when he left the Premier League in the summer.

In 22 outings against the Reds, he scored seven times and registered four assists, with Aguero relishing games against the bigger clubs.

His last goal against Liverpool came during a 2-1 win for City over the Reds in 2019.

Now, football supporters will remember Aguero with great fondness.

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Liverpool fans will surely appreciate his defining moment in English football.

His goal in the final minute on the final day of the 2011/12 campaign ensured that the title was snatched from the clutches of fierce rivals Manchester United.

He was a player who gave City fans some amazing memories and based on his comments earlier today, Klopp will miss seeing him in action.

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