Liverpool are currently one point adrift of League leaders Arsenal as they prepare to host the Gunners this weekend.
Former Man City attacker Sergio Aguero believes Liverpool are not Premier League contenders but has weirdly identified Manchester United as “one of the biggest threats” to Manchester City.
Aguero’s former club are not at their best at this moment in time, winning only one of their previous six Premier League matches to fall off the pace.
Pep Guardiola’s side are currently five points behind leaders Arsenal and are four back on Liverpool as we approach the midway point of the campaign.
So much has been said since Liverpool’s goalless draw with United regarding whether or not Jurgen Klopp’s men are genuine contenders for top spot, and Aguero has seemingly ruled the Reds out of the race.
Offering his opinion on the current state of play in the top-flight, Aguero opted against mentioning Liverpool:
“You can never sleep on Man United at this stage of the season,” he said.
“They are one of the biggest threats to Man City’s Premier League title. I also think Tottenham are title contenders, who have improved a lot under Ange Postecoglou. Even despite their ups and downs, Newcastle are also in with a chance of the title as they always put up a fight.”
Aguero, a prolific goalscorer during his successful career, also shared his thoughts on Darwin Nunez. It goes without saying the Reds’ No.9 is struggling for confidence at present, though City’s record goalscorer has high hopes for the Uruguayan and believes he is on course to go down as “the best of the best” in his home country.
“Brazil suffered its first defeat at home playing in the qualifiers [World Cup 2026]. Uruguay, led by Bielsa, proved to be a great rival and Darwin took advantage of his chances very well,” the 35-year-old told Stake.com.
Aguero added: “He is in great form – well on his way to be placed among the best of the best Uruguayan forwards in history, with Cavani and Suárez.”