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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.

July 22, 2015    Christian Benteke News

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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.

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

July 16, 2015

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Benteke looks set to join Liverpool after the club triggers his 32.5 million release clause, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Benteke has been linked with Liverpool all summer, though Aston Villa were intent on forcing the Reds to trigger the release clause rather than selling their Belgian attacker for less. Benteke has legitimate 25-goal potential and would be a huge boost to Liverpool if they can effectively use his skills in the box.

June 1, 2015

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Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood is anticipated to break the team's wage ceiling in order to convince Benteke to stay with the club, reports the Daily Mail.

Interest in Benteke has grown toward the end of the season, and it is known that he has a 32.5 million release clause. Aston Villa appear willing to discuss a significant increase in his weekly pay in order to keep him at the club, though.

May 14, 2015

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Roma has stepped up their interest in a potential transfer move for Benteke this summer, joining a host of Premier League clubs who have also shown interest, according to the Daily Mail.

Aston Villa is hoping they can keep the striker at the club, but his current form has attracted plenty of rumors. Villa value Benteke at 30 million.

April 12, 2015

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Benteke headed Leandro Bacuna's cross into the back of the net in the 35th minute of Aston Villa's surprising 1-0 win over Spurs at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

Benteke has been red hot of late and no one has scored more Premier League goals than Benteke since Tim Sherwood took over for Villa. He has eight goals in his last six games and is finally back to the dominant player he was before he tore his Achilles last season.

April 7, 2015

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Benteke scored three times on five shots during Aston Villa's 3-3 draw with QPR on Monday.

Benteke has been red hot of late, scoring seven goals in his last five games. That total alone is bested by only Harry Kane and Olivier Giroud for all Premier League players in 2015, and he'll look to continue his remarkable run Saturday against Spurs.

April 4, 2015

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Benteke had a game-high three shots, with two on goal, and scored in the 80th minute of Aston Villa's 3-1 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Benteke, who netted against United earlier this season, has now scored four goals in the last four games, chipping in an assist as well. He'll look to keep his hot streak going Tuesday against QPR at Villa Park.

March 12, 2015

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Benteke (hip) will have a late fitness test to determine his availability for Saturday's game against Sunderland, manager Tim Sherwood said Thursday.

Benteke has already missed a game due to the issue, though it was in FA Cup play and not Premier League. He's Villa's best offensive option when he's fit, even without prolific scoring this season.