This hasn’t been met by unanimous joy by the Anfield faithful, with many disappointed at being linked with the 24-year-old. The price for his signature, especially when taking in to account his lack of experience at a high level in Europe, is a major drawback.
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The striker’s lack of pace and passing ability is also a problem. Even the forward’s strengths, heading and holding the ball up, aren’t what is generally needed to fit in with the Merseyside club. The struggles of Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert, who have similar strong points, show how this could hold Benteke back.
However, some supporters are backing the potential new signing, despite the Belgium international not looking able to fit in to their style very easily…
Liverpool always with these stupid signings. Who in their right mind pay £32,5m for Benteke? Plenty on his level for half the price.
— Hans Kristian Lange (@mulu83) July 16, 2015
Benteke doesn’t suit Rodgers’ tactics, I think he just signs players for the sake of it, he’s wasted millions since being there #Benteke
— Josh James (@JoshJames1993) July 16, 2015
I feel that if you spend 32M on a striker you’d be thinking he would definitely start if fit. I’m not sure if Benteke would always start. — Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) July 16, 2015
Brendan Rodgers to date has bought 30 players costing £256.6 million if Benteke goes thats near on £300m just to battle for 5th place — AFC GLEN (@AFC_GLEN) July 16, 2015
OPERATION CONVINCE YOURSELF BENTEKE WILL BE A GOOD SIGNING IS UNDERWAY. I REPEAT….
— Currie (@Davrinho) July 16, 2015
So we’re going to sign Benteke just monent after we spent for Firmino. It’s a bit like slapping a kid right after you gave that kid a candy
— IndoLiverpoolFC (@IndoLiverpoolfc) July 16, 2015
Literally going to start unfollowing people moaning about Benteke! This is a club who bought Carroll, Lambert & Borini! Benteke an upgrade — LFC (@KopMatt) July 16, 2015
Love the idea that everyone bar Rodgers knows what #LFC‘s playing style will be and that Benteke doesn’t fit them. Hope he’s reading.
— Not Brian Kettle (@briankettle) July 16, 2015