Sergio Aguero a great goalscorer but he’s no Torres, Suarez or Henry... we rank the best Premier League strikers

Sergio Aguero a great goalscorer but he’s no Torres, Suarez or Henry... we rank the best Premier League strikers
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring at Villa Park. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

HE may have just become the all-time leading foreign goal scorer in the Premier League but for me, that still doesn’t make Sergio Aguero the best forward overseas player to play in the league.

The Manchester City striker’s hat-trick against Aston Villa took the Argentinian’s tally to an impressive 177 league goals, two more than the previous record-holder Thierry Henry.

Aguero still has time left to add to his total and become the all-time top scorer in the Premier League but I still believe he is only the fourth-best overseas striker to play in the league.

Aguero is a natural goal-scorer and his work-rate for the team has improved but he is just not as gifted a player as the three ahead of him.

Fernando Torres was not as consistent as Aguero during his time in England but at Liverpool the striker was unstoppable and was easily the best striker in the world. Torres would torment defences and make world-class defenders like Nemanja Vidic look average.

Torres was in a very poor Liverpool side but still managed to find the net on a regular occasion. Yes, he was poor when he moved to Chelsea but the levels he reached during his time on Merseyside, I have not seen Aguero reach.

Another former Liverpool striker Luiz Suarez was a player that lit up the Premier League more than Aguero has. Suarez is a striker that defenders hate to play against.

He never gave defenders a moment’s rest when they were in possession and he had an edge to his game that meant he was capable of doing anything that frightened some defenders.

He singled-handily nearly dragged Liverpool to a league title. He made other average players around him better by what he did on the pitch.

Henry was a player who when he went onto the pitch it looked like a man against boys. He would embarrass defenders and it still surprises me that he never managed to send Jamie Carragher into early retirement the amount of times he humiliated the former Liverpool defender with his talent.

He scored all type of goals and had an arrogance about him that spread to his teammates. Sometimes that was a good thing and sometimes it wasn’t.

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