Carragher: With Suarez gone, this is the best striker in the league

Man City Etihad

Former Liverpool centre back Jamie Carragher tips Manchester City star as England's best, over Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal attackers.

When asked to choose who he believes is the superior striking option out of clinical Manchester United attacker Robin van Persie and all-round Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero, former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher gave an immediate answer.

"It would definitely be Aguero for me," he said, as quoted by Sky Sports.

Though Luis Suarez transferred from the Reds to Barcelona in a high-profile move earlier in the year, the Premier League is still blessed with a number of exquisite goal-scorers.

Radamel Falcao joined United with a terrific Continental pedigree, Alexis Sanchez is proving an excellent addition at Arsenal, Diego Costa has hit the ground running at Chelsea while Southampton look to have secured one of the signings in the summer in Graziano Pelle - providing the Italian can maintain his early-season prowess in front of goal.

"[Aguero] has the best minutes-per-goal ratio in Premier League history and has already got eight in nine this season, even though that record is perhaps skewed a little by the four he got against Tottenham," continued Carragher.

"I know he misses the odd game through injury, but Van Persie hasn’t had a completely clean bill of health throughout his career and Aguero’s movement, skill, pace and trickery edge it for me.

"With Luis Suarez gone, he is now the best striker in the division," he concluded.

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