Christian Benteke’s career at Liverpool hasn’t quite panned out as well as he had hoped. The 25-year-old moved to
Liverpool in a £32.5 million move from Aston Villa in summer.
However, since the arrival of Jurgen Klopp at the club, he has found himself on the periphery of the starting eleven and recent reports have suggested that his future might lie elsewhere.
Benteke questioned Klopp’s decision to left him out of the starting eleven.
“Some team-mates have said I was lucky with the arrival of Klopp, because I certainly would play,” he told Belgium’s Sport/Voetbalmagazine, via Sky Sports.
“When your coach says he wanted to take you to Dortmund and a little later you sit at the same club and he ignores you it is hard to understand.”
He also rejected the accusations that he can’t adapt to Klopp’s high-pressing style of football.
“I find it bizarre, I do not understand why people say that,” he added. “I can play pressing and moving a lot. It is not that we play in the Barcelona style.
“In January I didn’t want to leave and it’s still my desire to succeed at Liverpool. We’ll see at the end of the season.”
His comments have certainly not gone down well with Liverpool fans:
Benteke has the cheek to claim he hasn’t been given a chance by Klopp. The guy can’t finish simple one-on-ones. Nail in the coffin there.
— RedRegista (@RedRegista) March 23, 2016
Benteke didn’t necessarily “hit out” at Klopp. He just can’t understand why he isn’t being considered. Someone should tell him.
— Shane (@Blame_Suarez) March 23, 2016
Benteke seriously can’t understand why he’s not getting game time….
1. You’ve missed 7 1on1 chances
4. Attitude stinks
— Dean. (@DrGonzooooo) March 23, 2016
Bye bye Benteke
— Louis Hervik (@louisnorway) March 23, 2016
lol benteke saying he can press, Someone tell him his finishing is shite too…
— just klopp it (@CoutinhoIsReal) March 23, 2016
Looks like Christian Benteke has shot himself in the foot with his comments. Any chances of reviving his career at Anfield could be gone
— KopTalker (@LFC_Koptalker) March 23, 2016
Is Benteke really bitching?
He’s missed sitters v S’oton, Leicester, West Ham, Arsenal, Sunderland & he thinks he can have a go at Klopp..
— BENTEKE IS A FRAUD (@StevieGForcee) March 23, 2016
Benteke has basically put himself up for sale there
— will (@FirminoFalse9) March 23, 2016
No sympathy to Benteke for me after that interview. He’s had chances to score and hasn’t. That’s what he’s paid to do and failed.
— Sam Ward (@wardlfc) March 23, 2016
The thing about Benteke is nearly every #LFC fan predicted exactly what would happen if we signed him for that money.
— Smyth (@Smythwicks90) March 23, 2016
If only Benteke was as ruthless infront of goal as he’s been in that interview about Klopp.
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) March 23, 2016