Benteke believes he could still do a job for Klopp’s Liverpool

Will Ford

Christian Benteke claims he could still do a job in Liverpool’s front line as he reflects on his Anfield career.

The former Reds striker, who scored just once for Crystal Palace in the Premier League last season, believes he could still get into Jurgen Klopp’s team, despite the German allowing him to leave soon after arriving at Anfield.

“Yeah, it’s easy to say now because I play for Palace and they play for Liverpool, but when you train every day with the same players and the manager believes in you, it’s easier.” He told SPORTbible.

“People will say I’m making excuses, but everyone knows the club was going through a transition when I was there,” he told

“If you compare the team from when I was there to the current team, I think there are only three, four players still in the first 11, most of them are new.”

Roy Hodgson has backed the misfiring Crystal Palace forward, saying he will make it out of his goalscoring ‘rut’.



The Belgian also responded to the widespread criticism he has received on social media.

He said: “People check the live scores, see that you haven’t scored and say, ‘oh he’s shit’, without knowing how you played.

“Sometimes I feel like they [critics] are too hard with me, but in another way, it’s because they know I can do better.”