In last year’s FA Cup semifinals, Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke spoiled Liverpool‘s chances of advancing to the tournament Final. This year, as a member of the Reds, Benteke ruined Liverpool’s chances of advancing yet again – and Liverpool fans were all to happy to express their anger and regret at bringing the Belgian forward into the fold.
Benteke shot blanks on an incredible seven shots against West Ham United in a 2-1 loss that led to Liverpool’s elimination in just the fourth round of the tournament. He also conceded three fouls during his 120 minutes on the pitch.
Taking to Twitter, Benteke took the brunt of fan anger at the performance:
Benteke should take all the blame.
— Danny Welbeck (@WelBeast) February 9, 2016
— Braden Valles (@BradeV96) February 9, 2016
Some noted that Benteke’s performance was Fernando Torres-esque:
Benteke looks like he has gone ‘full Torres’. Never go ‘full Torres’. — Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 9, 2016
But in the end, it was just plain loathing of his performance that has made Christian Benteke public enemy number one at Anfield for the foreseeable future.
I would call Christian Benteke a crap striker but that would be an insult to crap strikers
— The_Lil_Magician (@Lil_Magician10) February 9, 2016
Get Christian Benteke out of this club in the summer, or leave him at Villa at the weekend. He had 10-15 chances, and did nothing. #LFC
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) February 9, 2016
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