Aguero: Lampard is my favourite all-time goalscorer

The Argentina international has heaped praise on his former Manchester City team mate, who is currently fourth in the all-time Premier League goal-scoring records

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has revealed that Frank Lampard is his favourite all-time Premier League goalscorer.

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Chelsea legend Lampard was a team mate of Aguero’s for a brief spell in 2015 when the former England international joined the Citizens on loan.

And Aguero, who needs only two more goals to enter the Premier League’s top 20 all-time list having netted 107 times for City, spoke of his admiration for Lampard who is currently fourth with 177 strikes.

The Argentine also praised Alan Shearer who currently tops the leaderboard with 260 top-flight goals.

“There are some great names in the Premier League top 20, but without a doubt, for his goal tally and lead over everybody else, Alan Shearer deserves to be on the podium,” he told the official Manchester City website.

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“That said, there are a number of other players I admire. I’d say it’s a matter of taste or playing style because the Premier League has hosted many of the greats – and still does: Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney and Thierry Henry to name just a few.

“But as my personal favourite, I’d like to choose Frank Lampard, who in spite of not being necessarily a striker, stands among the top 10 goal-scorers. That deserves praise.

“I had the chance to play alongside him and it was a valuable experience. He’s every inch a professional and a man you can respect."