Christian Benteke has a thigh strain which will likely keep him out of Belgium’s fixture with Bosnia, according to respected journalist Kristoff Terreur.
He claims that our striker hasn’t been training with his country because he’s having a scan on the problem – but thankfully claims the injury is ‘nothing to worry about’.
Christian Benteke won’t train today with the Belgium national squad. He’s undergoing a scan on his thigh injury. #LFC
— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) August 31, 2015
Benteke was anonymous versus West Ham on Saturday, and was kept quiet by the impressive centre-back duo of Winston Reid and Angelo Ogbonna.
He lacked proper service though, and can only be expected to contribute more when his team-mates help him out.
The 24-year-old has scored one goal so far since his £32.5m summer move from Aston Villa – but shown signs that he’s going to be a handy signing.
If Benteke’s thigh strain proves more serious, Danny Ings may get his first start in a Liverpool shirt verses Manchester United following the international break.
The Englishman did well in the 30 minutes he was given at Anfield and must be chomping at the bit for some more first-team action.