There’s no smoke without fire, as they say.
There’s been no official word from either the player or the club, but rumours of Christian Benteke’s departure have been gathering pace this week, with most bookies now making Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace the favourites to land his signature.
It would bring to an end a miserable 12 months for the Belgian, who – despite his obvious talents – has not managed to make things work at Liverpool.
Unsurprisingly, Reds around the world have been having their say on Twitter. Here’s a taster of what’s being said:
No way we’re getting £30mil for Benteke.. He’s been utterly shite the hole season. There’s no way.
— Pontus Westring (@Sonofapeach1) June 30, 2016
Yes Benteke has to go but to Palace?! Doubt that will come good for our defence if he lines up against us.. He’s not a bad player remember
— Paul (@LFC_GoldenSky) June 30, 2016
Benteke was on about £50k at Villa, there’s not a chance he’s on £140k basic at Liverpool.
— Klopp (@BundesligaLFC) June 30, 2016
We need another striker when benteke goes
— Nigelmcgrath (@Nigelmcgrath2) June 30, 2016
@SwanyThaRed I didnt want us to sign Benteke, could see a mile off wot would happen but there are teams he’d suit and will score for.
— Chris (@Murph080) June 30, 2016
Hope Benteke doesn’t join a prem club coz he’s bound to destroy us when we play against him!!
— Andy Ray (@andyray525) June 30, 2016
Keep Benteke for one more season or sell? #LFC
— #DoubtersToBelievers (@RKT_YNWA) June 30, 2016
Bits your hand off for anything over 20 mill for Benteke.. Madness if Palace pay 30mill, joke that we pay him 140k a week
— Ryan (@RyanKennedy1992) June 30, 2016
I know it’s possible and you hate to make us happy but can you please consider signing a world class striker after selling Benteke ?! @LFC
— Sondos Ashoor (@SondosAshoor1) June 30, 2016
Sell Allen,Skrtel,Benteke and then just push and throw money for Dahoud up till £35m and then Buy Tah as Sakho to have a small ban.
— Firminology (@Firmino_ynwa) June 30, 2016
Would love to see Pardew’s reaction if Benteke wins him a dubious pen!
— Jamie Stoddart (@Kennybelieveit) June 30, 2016
I think the wages could be the sticking point with Benteke potentially going to Palace.
— MaccA (@Macca2021) June 30, 2016