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Christian Benteke

Forward     Liverpool  Premier


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Hamstring    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  January 1, 2000    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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September 24, 2015    Christian Benteke News

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Benteke has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Aston Villa because of a hamstring injury suffered last weekend against Norwich City, the Liverpool Echo reports.

The club is apparently hopeful that Benteke could be fit for the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park on Oct. 4, though he is likely a bit of a long shot. With Daniel Sturridge back from his hip injury, the Reds could add another midfielder to the mix, or Danny Ings could return to the starting XI.

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September 20, 2015

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Benteke was replaced at halftime of Sunday's match against Norwich City because of a tight hamstring, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Danny Ings came on for Benteke and scored the opener just three minutes into the second half. Benteke will likely undergo scans to help determine the severity of the injury, but if he has to miss any time, Ings could presumably get a shot at starting alongside Daniel Sturridge, who returned from a long injury absence Sunday.

September 12, 2015

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Benteke scored a goal on two shots (one on target) in Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Manchester United.

Down 2-0, Benteke instantly put Liverpool back in contention with a contender for goal-of-the-year off an overhead volley. The goal was Benteke's second of the season, but even when he's not scoring goals, he puts tremendous pressure on opposing defenses. Last season, he went on a tremendous goal-scoring run and the streaky striker will look to put another one together, starting with their next fixture against Norwich City.

August 24, 2015

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Benteke took four shots (two on target) in Monday's goalless draw against Arsenal.

Benteke had a tap-in miraculously saved by Petr Cech in the first half and saw much of his space closed down by Gabriel in the second half. The big Belgian has changed Liverpool's style of play, preferring to bomb balls over the top and play a more direct style, which has led to them taking seven of nine available points to open the season. He'll look to add to his goal sheet in the team's next fixture against West Ham.

August 17, 2015

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Benteke scored his first goal for Liverpool on Monday, when his 26th minute strike earned the Reds a 1-0 win over Bournemouth.

Benteke's goal was a simple tap-in at the back post following a free kick that actually could have drawn an offside call on Liverpool. Nonetheless, the Belgian has now opened his Anfield account and appeared more in-sync with his new teammates Monday. That development should provide him with a nice confidence boost as the Reds prepare for next Monday's trip to Arsenal.

August 9, 2015

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Benteke took one shot (not on target) while playing the full 90 minutes in Sunday's victory over Stoke City.

After scoring 13 goals in 29 Premier League appearances for Aston Villa last season, Benteke was brought in to bolster the Liverpool attack to make up for the loss of Raheem Sterling. In his opening appearance, Benteke was mostly quiet, firing his only shot off target. After ending the season with 11 goals in his final 11 games, the Belgian forward will look to regain that form for Liverpool.

August 9, 2015

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Benteke is starting Sunday against Stoke City.

There was a small bit of concern that Benteke wasn't quite match fit after playing just once in a Liverpool kit, but he'll get the start in the opener, with Danny Ings and Divock Origi available off the bench.

July 22, 2015

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Benteke officially signed with Liverpool on Wednesday after transferring from Aston Villa.

Liverpool reportedly met Benteke's 32.5 million release clause to bring him to Anfield, and he is expected to slot right into the starting lineup with his new club. He is an elite scorer who has legitimate 20-goal upside if he stays fit, and he is a huge get for Liverpool, who also added Danny Ings to their attacking front this offseason.