When Sergio Agüero scored five goals against Newcastle United last month in Manchester City's 6-1 win over the hapless Magpies, those who had not selected the Argentine in their fantasy line-ups were left questioning how they could have made such a boneheaded decision. When Agüero got injured again for the umpteenth time five days later, they were quickly reminded why they'd passed on him in the first place.
Agüero's injury was timely for any club set to face Manchester City during his six week layoff, but Liverpool fans hoping that they might be given a bit of a reprieve from facing City's leading goal scorer could be in for a rude awakening when the two teams face off after the international break.
“I don’t think I’m too far away now," Agüero told the Manchester City website. "Physically, I feel good and I’ve kept as fit as I can during my lay-off. I still need to work hard for another week and if not this week, then maybe next, I hope to start training with the rest of the lads and so my target is Liverpool. I’ll take things slowly and not rush into anything, but I’m not far away."
Cool stuff, Sergio. Targeting a return to the City team sheet against Liverpool doesn't necessarily mean the prolific striker will be ready, but it's an added headache fans of the Reds won't be keen to entertain.
Of course, if Agüero isn't deemed fit to make even the bench, City certainly aren't lacking for goal scoring talent in his absence. Kevin De Bruyne and former Red Raheem Sterling have tallied twelve goals between them in all competitions so far this season, and Liverpool will have their work cut out for them regardless of which attacking talents Manuel Pellegrini chooses to field that day.