The Etihad Stadium boss has stated that he believes that Sergio Aguero is a more-rounded player than the in-form Uruguayan.
The Chilean manager was asked whether he believed that the former Atletico Madrid man was superior to Luis Suarez, and was unequivocal in his answer.
“I never said he’s the best striker in the Premier League, I said he’s the best player in the Premier League,” Pellegrini stated.
“Of course I still think that - there may be better strikers, but not better players.
“He’s the most complete player. He’s different [to Suarez]. Suarez is a very important striker, but I think Sergio has more parts to his game.
“Sergio is only 25, so of course he can improve. This year he has improved a lot, he’s always a top player and he always scores goals. But what he has added is working for the team without the ball and that’s very important.
“Maybe he’s getting better because he is older. For me, a player has his best performances between 24 and 30.
“He [Aguero] started very young, and every year he is improving. This year the best thing he is doing is scoring goals, but he’s added the work without the ball.”
Aguero and Suarez look set to tussle for the top goalscorer award in the Premier League this season, with the pair currently having netted the most times in the division.
The Liverpool man’s incredible four goals against Norwich in midweek lifted him to the top of the pile and increased his tally to 13, compared to the City attacker’s 11.
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