Sergio Aguero has suggested the clash against Liverpool is not the ‘Clasico’ for Manchester City, while playing Manchester United remains the bigger game for the players, speaking in an interview with France Football as relayed by Sport Witness.
Despite the fixture still being six days away, the focus from the media is very much on Manchester City’s trip to Anfield on Sunday 10th November. City forward Sergio Aguero spoke to France Football this week, on a number of topics, one of which included the game against Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Aguero, who was quick to deny suggestions that clashes against Liverpool are the ‘clasico’s‘ for Manchester City, still feels games against Manchester United are bigger for himself and the rest of the City squad.
The Argentinean said: “It may be the clasico for television, but for us, the clasico, it’s the match against United. Liverpool has always been a tough opponent. But when I arrived, the team we were fighting for the title was United.“
Aguero then went on to reiterate the strength of Jurgen Klopp’s side, and also suggested that defeat in last year’s title race may give them extra motivation to go on and give City an even harder run for their money this time round.
“In the last four seasons, Liverpool have become a very strong team and are now fighting with us to win the Premier League. It’s the only team in the league that can hurt us. They have been chasing a new league for years . Last season, they didn’t go all the way, so they are very motivated. This year, they are in front of us and will try to go to the end.”
Sergio Aguero has had more luck in front of goal in games against Manchester United, scoring nine goals in 11 appearances against the Red Devils. While in games against Liverpool, the Argentine has only scored seven goals in 15 appearances, since joining Manchester City in 2011.
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