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Shearer explains why he rates Sergio Aguero higher than Thierry Henry
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Shearer explains why he rates Sergio Aguero higher than Thierry Henry

Former Newcastle and England striker Alan Shearer has explained his reason for picking Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero over Arsenal great Thierry Henry. 

In a debate with Gary Lineker and Ian Wright, Shearer picked the Argentine over the Frenchman in his list of English Premier League's top 10 goalscorers.

The former Englishman placed Aguero in second, behind himself, on that list, with Henry coming third. 

"Aguero is now coming up to his 32nd birthday and he's still banging in the goals left, right and center. I know he's playing in a magnificent team but 180-odd goals, 260 appearances and look what he's won also," he said during a debate on Match of the Day show.

"I love both of them, Thierry was different. The role now as a forward has slightly changed. There's not so much center-forward now, it's a forward but the one constant is you have to score goals and both of them are not only great goalscorers but scorers of great goals," he added. 

Aguero has been prolific for the Premier League defending champions and became the highest scoring overseas player in the competition with 175 goals, surpassing Henry in the process. 

He also broke Shearer's record of the highest number of hattricks in the competition.

The two were tied at 11 strikes, but Aguero edged past Shearer when he scored three against Aston Villa in January, his 12th.

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