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Christian Benteke

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Belgium

Birthplace:  Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo    Nationality:  Belgium    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  183 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with Liverpool in July 2015 after transferring from Aston Villa.

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January 23, 2016    Christian Benteke News

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Benteke came on for the last 15 minutes and created two chances in Liverpool's 5-4 win against Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday.

Another game and another spot on the bench for Benteke. With Roberto Firmino performing so well in the false nine role, expect Benteke's playing time to remain limited unless he can adapt to manager Jurgen Klopp's philosophy.

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Christian Benteke: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

January 13, 2016

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Benteke tallied an assist as a substitute in Wednesday's 3-3 draw with Arsenal.

The big Belgian forward was certainly disappointed to find himself out of the starting XI, something that's happened with increasing regularity since Jurgen Klopp took over, but Klopp's decision to start Firmino was validated with a pair of first half goals. Benteke came in with a half-hour to go down a goal and got to work finding seams over the top. He eventually got his head onto a ball that landed at the boots of Joe Allen who scored for the first time this season to equalize. He now has six goals and two assists in 18 Premier League matches.

January 3, 2016

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Benteke blasted five shots (none on target) and added two key passes in the poor 2-0 defeat to West Ham on Saturday.

After two consecutive game-winning goals, the Belgian cooled off with a sub-par display. He was very unfocused and insecure in front of the goal unable to even hit the target on five attempts. He remains on six goals and one assist in 17 Premier League appearances (12 starts) and is probably the best option on boss Jurgen Klopp's disposal up front. He'll have a chance to redeem himself in the crucial derby with the league-leaders Arsenal in the Reds' next Premier League fixture.

December 30, 2015

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Benteke scored a goal on two shots (one on target) and picked up a yellow card in Wednesday's 1-0 victory over Sunderland.

Benteke has struggled since Jurgen Klopp was installed as manager as his style of play doesn't mesh particularly well with Klopp's preferred one. However, he's now scored goals in back-to-back matches, bringing his league total up to six. The yellow card was his second of the season, but discipline isn't really a big problem for the Belgian striker.

December 27, 2015

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Benteke came off the bench, scored Liverpool's only goal and took three shots (two on target) in Saturday's 1-0 win over Leicester City.

The Belgian striker came on at the 37th minute for the injured Divock Origi and fired in Roberto Firmino's cross for just his sixth goal in all competitions. One thing to note from this match was that the service to Benteke was much better than it has been in previous matches. The players around him were playing to his strengths by firing in crosses and trying to get him in behind defenders for one-on-one opportunities. This bodes well for Benteke's fantasy owners, especially with a home fixture against a struggling Sunderland side that has conceded 11 goals in their last four matches.

October 31, 2015

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Benteke came off the bench and scored a goal and tallied an assist in Saturday's 3-1 victory over Chelsea.

Benteke came on in the 64th minute and wasted little time in making an impact. He provided a perfect feed to Coutinho for his second goal of the game in the 74th minute and scored a goal in the 83rd minute. The 24-year-old has now scored in both of his bench appearances after coming back from the knee injury that's plagued him in the early part of the season.

October 31, 2015

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Benteke (knee) is on the bench Saturday against Chelsea.

Benteke was questionable for the match because of a knee issue but he was passed fit Friday. It's a bit surprising that he's not starting, however, as Daniel Sturridge (knee), Danny Ings (knee) and Divock Origi are out Saturday, leaving Roberto Firmino to start up front.

October 30, 2015

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Benteke (knee) has been deemed fit to face Chelsea on Saturday.

Benteke was held out of the midweek Capital One Cup match against Bournemouth after picking up the minor knee injury in training, but he'll likely slot right back into the starting lineup given Divock Origi's struggles there and Daniel Sturridge's knee injury.