We all kind of knew it was bound to happen, and it is now confirmed that Christian Benteke will be playing for Liverpool FC after completing a £32.5 Million transfer from Aston Villa.
I for one, am really keen to see Benteke play for Liverpool, I think he has all the tools to make our attack work and although, I’d expect him to pick up 20 goals a season given his price tag, I can also see him working really well with the barrage of attackers we now have at our disposal, which should lead to a lot more goals throughout the team.
For his part, Benteke states “I think there are quality players, a lot of good players with big names of course. I’m happy to be part of this team and will [try] to help this team reach its goals.” And it is that quality that surrounds Benteke all the more appealing.
Liverpool struggled for goals last season and we have literally gone out of our way to buy as many goals as possible, with Ings, Origi, Benteke, Sturridge, Coutinho, Firmino, Ibe, Markovic, Lallana, Milner, Henderson and Can, it is not hard to see goals in this current squad.
Hopefully when all is said and done, Benteke will go on to prove that his price tag is as irrelevant as I think it is and hopefully, we are able to take the league by storm with a much more fluid, attacking lineup, paired with a robust midfield and a vastly improved backline.
With the transfer window now all but done and dusted as far as incoming transfers are concerned, we can look forward to seeing some unwanted players leave the Liverpool stables and when all is said and done, this window will go done as one of the best in living memory.