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Former Liverpool star Danny Murphy thinks Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero would receive higher praise if he played for Liverpool or Manchester United.
Aguero is regarded to be one of the most feared Premier League strikers of the decade, breaking numerous records for the Citizens.
Recently the 31-year-old has sparkled again, netting against Aston Villa. He became the highest scoring foreign player in the Premier League history, as well as surpassed Alan Shearer with the amount of his hat-tricks.
In spite of his goal scoring achievements, some football fans still think Aguero isn’t in the same level, as the past players Shearer or Thierry Henry.
However, Murphy believes, the Argentine international would be more appreciated if he played for one of the Blues’ rival teams – Liverpool or Manchester United.
He told talkSPORT: “I think we have taken him for granted. This isn’t a slant on Manchester City supporters, it’s more about the brand Man City and the club and the history, but is it because he plays for Man City?Would we be talking about him more and putting him on a higher pedestal if he played for Liverpool or Man United? I think he’s been part of the Man City evolution where a lot of people have linked that to money. You are going to be a striker who scores goals if you are in a team who has all the best players, that flippant view. It doesn’t matter what team you are in or how good the players are, scoring goals is an art form. I think we have taken him for granted. Can we put him in the same breath as the likes of Henry or Shearer? Do opposing fans think Aguero is up there with the likes of those? Or am I right that we don’t give him the credit he’s deserved?”