Sergio Aguero gives verdict on Erling Haaland’s performance against Liverpool

Manchester City record goalscorer Sergio Aguero has given his verdict on the performance of Erling Haaland in his competitive debut against Liverpool on Saturday.

Haaland struggled on his competitive City debut, cutting a frustrated figure as Pep Guardiola’s team went down 3-1 to Liverpool in the Community Shield on Saturday.

The Norway international only managed three touches in the opening 30 minutes, all of which came in his own half, and he missed the best chance of the game from open play, according to Opta’s expected goals model, when he struck the crossbar from six yards out deep in stoppage time.

“He was too used to Germany,” Aguero said of the 22-year-old’s performance.

“Haaland thought he was alone, then [Virgil] van Dijk arrived and said ‘welcome to the Premier League’.”