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Man City's Sergio Aguero explains why he supported Liverpool growing up

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It's a rarity that top professional footballers support the same club that they play for.

You do have the odd ones, such as Fernando Torres who has regularly voiced his love and support for Atletico Madrid, a club he has had two separate spells at.

Then you have the likes of Jamie Carragher, who is a well-known Everton fan despite spending his entire career at Liverpool.

At the end of the day though, it's just a job for them, so club loyalties play little part in their decisions.

However, it's still interesting to know who the top players supported and idolised growing up.

And Manchester City's Sergio Aguero is the latest star to reveal his answer to the big questions in his latest interview.

The Citizens' Player of the Month admitted that he was a fan of Liverpool growing up in Argentina and he explained his reasons why.

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Aguero says that the fact Liverpool shared the same colours as his first professional team, Independiente, had some serious influence.

The Argentine striker also says the he grew up idolising club legend Michael Owen, who was one of the finest strikers in world football during his time with the Reds.

It's easy to see why Aguero would have adored the Englishman's playing style, as they share a lot of similarities on the pitch.

Owen with Liverpool

Electrifying pace, silky dribbling and clinical finishing are just three they share - and they're almost identical in build.

Aguero is not the only City player who has confessed to supporting Liverpool as a child.

Last season, old footage resurfaced of Kevin de Bruyne admitting he was a fan of the Reds and that he actually dreamed of playing at Anfield.

To be fair to both players, Liverpool were - and still are today - one of the biggest clubs in world football, far bigger than City were back in the 1990's and early 2000's.

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