Writing in the Daily Mail, Carragher said of the two, “I’d have to choose Aguero simply as he has not had any aberrations.”
According to the Monday Night Football pundit, it really is that close between them, with only Suarez’s past indiscretions preventing him from being the league’s top marksman.
“You can almost guarantee he (Aguero) will be available for all games,” Carragher wrote. “Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to say the same about Luis.”
While any Aguero absence has been for very different reasons to many of Suarez’s spells on the side-lines, there is no question the Premier League contains two of the deadliest marksmen in world football.
Carragher suggested that the Argentine also got the nod due to his goals-to-game ratio. But Suarez is doing his utmost to change his for the better, as another sterling performance against Fulham demonstrated.
In contrast to Carragher’s claims, the man whose team Suarez put to the sword this afternoon believes the Liverpool man is the best penalty box player in the world.
Speaking to the Mirror prior to the match, Fulham boss Martin Jol praised his former Ajax player.
“There is no one better than him in the box,” Jol said.
“If he’s in the box with the ball you can’t stop him because he goes through you or he loses the ball or he goes to goal and he scores.
“Suarez, with me, scored 53 goals in one year and I don’t know if Aguero is good enough to say he could do the same.”
So there you have it: two men with two different opinions. But whichever one is right, the one thing that is certain is that Liverpool and Manchester City are both in possession of outstanding goal-scorers.
Now they must ensure they keep them for the long-term.
image: © RuaraidhG