Anyone who has watched Christian Benteke extensively knows he has a bit of a “feast or famine” quality to him, where he’s either red-hot or ice-cold depending for no good reason. Liverpool’s big match against Leicester City happened to be one of his “feast” days but one of the most bizarre misses of his career prevented him from making it even better.
With Liverpool already leading 1-0 heading into the final minute of play, Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel came out of the goal hoping to contribute up front to a scoring chance for the Foxes. Unfortunately for the Foxes, Liverpool got the ball back and started driving down the pitch, with a pass to Christian Benteke seemingly giving the Reds the easiest goal of his football career.
Instead of an easy wonder goal, this happened:
Inexplicably, Benteke takes his sweet time setting up the shot and by the time he’s ready to kick the ball he shoots at the one spot where a Leicester City defender’s leg is waiting to deflect.
Of all the spots in his range to shoot, Benteke fires it into the one spot where he couldn’t finish.
At least he got the goal that counted – and the win – otherwise Jurgen Klopp would have given him an earful or several.