Pep Guardiola and Manchester City are taking precautions with star striker Sergio Aguero.
The (currently) silver-haired Argentine is at soccer age relative to his hair color. At 30, there are times where the club risks wearing him down across four competitions.
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That’s why Aguero was rested Saturday against Bournemouth, and why he may not hit the pitch Tuesday at Watford.
“In that situation this month, with a lot of games, he was not safe. It’s going to happen in the future.”
Aguero has 12 goals in 17 matches this season, missing only the Bournemouth win, two League Cup matches, and a pair of UEFA Champions League fixtures against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Guardiola was on the mic Monday, a day after Jurgen Klopp was either criticized or lauded for running onto the pitch to celebrate Divock Origi‘s goofy match-winner that saved Liverpool’s pace-keeping effort against Everton.
Liverpool remains two points behind City. From the BBC:
“There are a lot of emotions in that moment. I did it against Southampton (last season). I was not happy to do it but sometimes it is what it is. Things happen in your mind and your heart. When you win, people say it is your personality. When you lose, people say it is disrespectful.”