When will Christian Benteke come good for Liverpool?

Let’s face it – although much was expected of Christian Benteke and his potentially profitable relationship in front of the Anfield faithful this season – the 25-year-old Belgian international hasn’t exactly thrived down on Merseyside in 2015/16, despite setting his current employers back close to £32 million before the close of the summer transfer window.

 

Liverpool’s recently acquired centre-forward has admittedly suffered with a range of testing injury concerns throughout the 2015/16 campaign thus far, but as Jurgen Klopp is yet to see the best of the former Aston Villa striker in Reds colours, Christian Benteke seemingly has a great deal of work to do before he can justifiably satisfy his newfound fan-base.

 

Whilst fortunes could easily change for the struggling Liverpool striker somewhat dramatically in the not too distant future – does Christian Benteke simply represent yet another massive waste of resources for the once dominant Premier League club, or is it only a matter of time before this £32 million man eventually comes good for Jurgen Klopp’s side?

 

Well, even though Liverpool fans have certainly witnessed their fair share of ill-fated striking acquisitions in recent seasons…

 

 

…Christian Benteke isn’t the most popular figure in and around Anfield at the moment…

 

 

The former Villa Park favourite has been criticised from all angles this term…

 

 

Some have nonetheless taken a somewhat sympathetic view towards Benteke and his current plight among Jurgen Klopp’s side…

 

 

…but the long term consequences don’t look good for the 25-year-old if his situation doesn’t show any signs of improvement…

 

 

Perhaps there is a deeper issue surrounding Benteke and his current lack of form in front of goal however…

 

 

…Aston Villa could certainly do with his services right in the here and now of course…

 

 

…and as the Reds front-man hasn’t been the only high profile figure to fail to set the Premier League alight this season…

 

 

…maybe now is no time to permanently lose faith in the striker, this is a player who surely knows what it takes to score goals within the English game after all…

 

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