Liverpool FC striker Christian Benteke has made a strong start to his career at Anfield, and has been backed by Reds legend Robbie Fowler, with the striker hailed for adding an extra dimension at Anfield.
Liverpool FCa s lack of fire power upfront was touted to be one of the biggest reasons for a poor 2014-15 when the club finished sixth.
Christian Benteke was one Brendan Rodgersa primary targets and Liverpool FC signed the player in a reported 32.5 million GBP deal from Aston Villa, where the player had averaged a goal every other game.
Fowler backs Benteke for more success
There were fears among the Liverpool faithfuls that Benteke would fail to adapt to the style of play at Anfield. It was compounded when Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood warned the Belgian to not move to Liverpool FC as there was a no point going to a club where they dona t cross the balla .
However, the player has already got off to a flying start for the Reds, having scored two goals in three competitive and non competitive games combined for the club and club legend Robbie Fowler has backed him for more success.
a Ita s been a great start for Benteke and that goal will do him the world of good,a Fowler told the Liverpool Echo.
a When you join a new club you want to hit the ground running and that will ease a few nerves.
a It probably shouldna t have counted with Philippe Coutinho standing in an offside position but as a striker you take a bit of luck like that.
‘Benteke adds another dimension at Anfield’
Hailing the impact of the Belgian on Liverpool FC style of play, Fowler went on to add that the striker adds another dimension to the style of play, giving an additional option to mix the play up.
Fowler said: a With Benteke in the side, wea ve probably seen more longer balls than wea ve been used to from Liverpool.
a But there is no perfect way of playing. Ia m one of those who doesna t go on about whether we should play the long ball or the short ball, ita s about the right ball.
a Ia ve got no problem with playing it long if ita s the best ball on and when youa ve got someone like Benteke up front thata s going to be the right ball at times.
a Having Benteke up there gives you the option of being able to mix it up.
a Hea s strong in the air and wins the flick-ons but he can also play with the ball at his feet and create space for others. He has the ability to hold it up and bring team-mates into play.a
Folwer had backed Benteke to succeed earlier in the summer, and following his latest praise, Liverpool FC fans will be hoping the legendary forward’s words keep coming true.