Liverpool FC new signing Christian Benteke has vowed to prove his doubters wrong amidst concerns that the powerful forward will not fit into the Anfield side’s style of play.
for a fee of A?32.5m, with A?16m paid upfront and rest in add ons.
There is a worry among the Liverpool FC fans that the player may not fit in the style of play that the club plays under Brendan Rodgers. 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 .
a It is not just about crossing, I can score normal goals too”: Benteke
Hitting back at his former boss’ claims, Benteke was quoted saying by Liverpool Echo that he is confident he can fit into the style of play at Liverpool FC.
a I dona t believe that what he said is true and I told him that,a Benteke said.
a I spoke with him and I explained the situation. I said football has changed and the football now is modern and I can adapt.
a 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.
a Thata s why I came here – Ia ll show I can play with my feet too.a
Can Benteke fit in at Liverpool FC?
Looking at the clips of Benteke, whether the goals scored or his individual highlights, it is easy to see that the player is no muck with the ball.
Benteke did win the most aerial duels in the Premier League last season, but, that will only add a new dimension to Liverpool FC’s attack with 4 off his 13 goals for Villa coming from his head.
Benteke can occupy the defenders to allow the likes of Coutinho, Sturridge, Firmino to do the damage around him and should he continue his impressive goal scoring record that has seen him plunder an impressive 49 goals in 101 games for Villa, Liverpool FC can indeed do pretty well in the league.