The Aston Villa boss once said that there was ‘no point’ in the 24-year-old going to a club which didn’t cross the ball. However, the striker seems keen to prove the former Tottenham manager wrong, and could be at the perfect club to do it.
“I don’t believe that and I told him – I spoke with him and I explained to him the situation,” Benteke said, “I said football has changed and football now is modern and I can adapt. It is not just about crossing, I can score normal goals, too. I told him I am not afraid about it.
“If Liverpool bought me, then they know how to use me. Is that aspect of my game overlooked? I think so – that is why I came here and I can show I can play with my feet, too.”
Brendan Rodgers has had the Reds playing a slick, passing game in the last two seasons, albeit with wildly varying levels of success. If the Belgium international is going to do well at Anfield he will have to fit in to the style, and this will be no mean feat after seeing players such as Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert fail to do so in the last campaign.
However, the forward certainly has a good track record to fall back on amid the claims he will struggle on Merseyside. In three seasons with Villa he managed an impressive 42 goals in 89 Premier League appearances.