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Alex Milne

Sergio Aguero overtakes Steven Gerrard and Harry Kane to set new Premier League record

Sergio Aguero has continued to break records by becoming the person to win the Premier League Player of the Month award the most times.

The Manchester City forward became the highest-scoring foreign player in Premier League history last month thanks to his hat-trick against Aston Villa, overtaking Thierry Henry in the process, and his 180 strikes put him fourth on the all-time list, behind only Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Andy Cole.

He has also scored the most hat-tricks in the division, with 12 in total, and will no doubt be remembered as one of the greatest players ever to grace English football.

On Friday he broke yet another record by winning the Premier League Player of the Month award for January, and in doing so moved ahead of Steven Gerrard and Harry Kane to claim the all-time record, with Aguero having now won it seven times compared to Gerrard and Kane's six.

In addition to his hat-trick against Villa Aguero also scored twice against Crystal Palace and once against Sheffield United in January, and his lethal form earned him the prestigious award.

Aguero has also won Player of the Month in October 2013, November 2014, January 2016, April 2016, January 2018 and February 2019, and he could yet pick up the trophy a few more times if his fine form continues.

Sergio Aguero celebrates a goal against Sheffield United (AFP via Getty Images)

Meanwhile another record was set as Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was named Manager of the Month for the fifth time this season, meaning he has beaten Pep Guardiola's record for most Manager of the Month awards in a single season.

The 52 year-old has now taken eight manager of the month accolades since his arrival in English football.

He still has some way to go to level the record set by Sir Alex Ferguson however, with the legendary former Manchester United boss boasting a staggering 27 Manager of the Month gongs.

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