Custom DQL, Avoid Remote Type

I am trying to find a way to use Custom DQL with a count (or aggregate), but use my same type.

type Post {
  id: ID!
  name: String!
  likes: [User]

and I want to sort them by something, so I have a custom query like so:

type Query {
  querySorted: [Post] @custom(dql: """
    query {
      var(func: type(Post)) {
        totalLikes as count(Post.likes)
      q(func: type(post), orderdesc: val(totalLikes) {
        id: uid
        likes: Post.likes {
        aggregateLikes {
          count: count(Post.likes)

I figured the aggregate likes would simulate what happens in GraphQL, but I get a null value. This kind of makes sense because there is no value for it.

I tried aggregateLikes: Post.likes {, but this doesn’t work and gives an error. I also thought about an interface, but then I saw this post:

Is there anyway to simplify this so I don’t have to create a bunch of remote types for a type I already have?