Since moving to Anfield for £32.5 million during the summer [BBC], Benteke’s progress has been heavily affected by injury, and the forward has been forced to sit out long swathes of action do to hamstring troubles and, latterly, strained knee ligaments.
Since Jurgen Klopp took over as Reds boss, he has only been able to complete the full 90 minutes on two occasions, and hasn’t found the net since his effort against Chelsea at the end of October.
In that match, he also contributed an assist, and gave a clear demonstration of what he may be able to contribute as part of an increasingly ferocious Liverpool attack.
The latest Liverpool injury news should delight the new boss.
Liverpool tweeted on Wednesday that both Benteke and fellow injury-victim Daniel Sturridge are both in contention to feature against the Ligue 1 side on Thursday evening.
Jürgen confirms both Daniel Sturridge and Christian Benteke are in contention to face Bordeaux. Martin Skrtel is ill. #LFC
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 25, 2015
Benteke, who was used for only 14 minutes in Liverpool’s superb 4-1 triumph over Manchester City at the weekend will surely be desperate to reaffirm his quality should he be given the nod against the Bordelais.
After four matches, Liverpool sit second in Europa League Group B, two points behind leaders FC Sion and three ahead of Bordeaux. Victory on Thursday would guarantee their progression to the knockout stages.
Zlatan transfer: PSG star gives hope to Premier League powerhouse
(Video) Manchester United PSV Highlights & Match Report as familiar failings return for Red Devils
Manchester United Player Ratings vs. PSV Eindhoven: Match Report & Video Highlights