Manchester City's all-time top goalscorer Sergio Aguero has revealed he had an affinity for Liverpool growing up in Argentina and is aware of historical rumours linking him to the club.
The identity of the greatest player in Premier League history is a debate that will cease to end, though taking only into the consideration those from foreign lands to play in this land and the statistics behind them, it is hard to argue against City's former Argentine striker.
A decade at the Etihad Stadium began most memorably with that title-winning strike against Queens Park Rangers, then from there Aguero went on to become the top-flight's leading scorer discounting any Englishmen with 184 goals
He is now a certified club legend in East Manchester with a statue to show for it, but could things have been different?
If the now-retired striker had been given a choice, perhaps he would have opted to move to Anfield instead so that he could emulate a childhood hero.
"I used to like Liverpool when I was younger because of [Michael] Owen, who had also started as a teenager. Even when I was playing on my Playstation, I tried to play like Owen!" he told Stake via GOAL.
Also asked whether he had the opportunity to make the switch in his Atletico Madrid or Independiente days, the 35-year-old admitted his uncertainty, though was certainly quick to recall whispers in the media.
He added: "I wouldn't know, really. I've read that they didn't go out for an offer because I was very young and it seemed like a risky bet for the transfer cost."
It would be pure speculation to suggest the ex-Argentina international would have emulated his goalscoring return in some alternate reality where he donned the red of Liverpool, but if they were genuine doubts, he has certainly done his best to prove the Reds wrong.
Reflecting on his battles with Liverpool through the years, from which he scored seven in 22 contests, he was unable to tend to one itch that will now remain with him for life.
"In my 10 years at City, we've had amazing games with Liverpool. Even more so lately, fighting for the Premier League head to head. I've scored some important goals, but never got to score at Anfield, though."
Of course no longer a part of Pep Guardiola's squad having left in 2021, only to retire three months into a Barcelona career due to cardiac arrhythmia, Aguero will be watching on from the stands or afar as the two clubs go to war at the top of the league once again.