Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva backs Sergio Aguero to break Premier League record

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Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva backs Sergio Aguero to break Premier League record

Sergio Aguero has scored in back-to-back Premier League games.

Bernardo Silva believes his Manchester City team-mate Sergio Aguero could one day become the Premier League’s greatest-ever goalscorer.

Aguero scored the 148th goal of his Premier League career for City in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Brighton, equalling Alan Shearer’s tally of league goals for Newcastle.

Former Manchester United man Wayne Rooney holds the record for most Premier League goals for a single club – and his total of 183 should be within Aguero’s reach.

But to threaten Shearer’s overall Premier League mark of 260, the Argentine would almost certainly need to further extend his contract at the Etihad, which runs until 2021.

Midfielder Silva thinks it is possible and said: “Sergio is the best scorer in Manchester City’s history.

“He’s a legend, not only for Manchester City, but also for the Premier League. If not the best striker in the world, then one of the best.

“It’s great to have him with us, every season he scores 30 goals or more. To have a player like him, it helps us so much.

Bernardo Silva (right) celebrates City’s opener against Brighton with Aguero and goalscorer Raheem Sterling

“You have to admire players that score 30 goals and next season they don’t rest, they want to score 30 or 40 again.

“We have to admire that and be happy to have him and enjoy it.

“Everyone hopes he stays. If he reaches that level, it will be even better because everyone knows how important Alan Shearer was for English football and for the Premier League.

Highlights from Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Brighton in the Premier League

“I think he can reach it, he’s got the potential. Every season, he keeps scoring more and more.

“We hope he can keep helping us winning more titles here in Manchester.”

City returned to the top of the table on goal difference thanks to their victory against the Seagulls and they meet second-placed Liverpool next Sunday live on Sky Sports in a vital early-season showdown.

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