Benteke Liverpool: Five reasons Aston Villa man isn’t what the Anfield side need

Liverpool are set to sign Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke according to the Liverpool Echo.

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However, the Reds are making a mistake by bringing in the 24-year-old. They are in need of a striker, but the Belgium international is not the answer.

Here are five reasons why this is so…

5) Too slow

Christian Benteke Aston Villa

With players such as Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino to slip the balls in behind for whoever’s up front next season, they will want a quick forward to run on to them.

Benteke is not this.

It is a very rare occurrence when the Belgian is seen running in behind a defence.

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