Tweets: Frustrated Liverpool fans rage against Christian Benteke – he’s worse than Balotelli!

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Liverpool fans have been understandably frustrated with prized summer pickup Christian Benteke. He has yet to record a goal in the 2016 calendar year – including Liverpool’s most recent scoreless draw against West Ham United – and has just seven in all competitions after finishing the season with twice that many for Aston Villa last year. Needless to say, his scoring drought has drawn comparisons to some rather unsavory Reds flops.

Mario Balotelli – who infamously scored just one goal with Liverpool in 16 Premier League appearances last season – was one of the names most commonly brought up, as angry Reds fans wished they had kept the expensive flop instead of loaning him out and spending a small fortune on Benteke.

Other fans simply poked fun at Benteke’s almost literal inability to score no matter how many times he had a shot at an easy goal dead to rights (an occurrence that has happened no fewer than three times over the last few months).

Benteke’s scoring drought comes at one of the worst possible times for Liverpool: they are still expected to be without star striker Philippe Coutinho for the foreseeable future and have a Capital One Cup Final with Manchester City coming up on the schedule.

If Benteke isn’t back to his Aston Villa form by then, Benteke could share a similar fate to Balotelli and find himself out of the BPL entirely.

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