According to strong reports by (the admittedly unreliable) talkSPORT, the rumoured deal to bring Christian Benteke to Anfield is as good as done…
The Belgian powerhouse doesn’t fancy a move to Spurs and would favour an Anfield switch, where he’d likely compete with Daniel Sturridge and new signing Roberto Firmino for a forward berth.
Due to the striker’s injury concerns, large mooted price-tag and direct style – many believe we could do better, although some are excited by the transfer and have promised to get behind the 24-year-old immediately.
Where do we stand, Reds?
— Jack Rathborn (@JackRathborn) July 1, 2015
TalkSport saying Benteke deal will be agreed in the next 48 hours. — Indigo (@IndigoLFC) July 1, 2015
What is everyone’s thoughts on Benteke? Over priced? Injury prone? A formidable attacker? #LFC
— GOODBYE STEVIE (@Lisa_Marie74) July 1, 2015
Very worried about signing Benteke,hope he proves me wrong #LFC
— Pobsy (@Pobsy1) July 1, 2015
Who much are we buying Benteke for? 20m or under please — Kloppolic (@JackoFrankham) July 1, 2015
— Lester Hurt (@LesterHurt) July 1, 2015
@LiamMo25LFC I take it you’d be happy with Benteke? I’m warming to the idea, but £32m is staggeringly expensive!
— Dave Boon (@dave_boon) July 1, 2015
If Benteke does come to LFC, he will have to prove himself from the off, Rodgers taking a big gamble. — paulcallo (@scousepaul10) July 1, 2015
Benteke is a £8m player tops! Not good enough for a team wanting top 4. I guarantee he won’t score more than 10 goals in all comps
— Above Us Only Sky (@bruisedarcade) July 1, 2015
I honestly couldn’t think of many forwards that suit us less than Benteke
— John O’ Sullivan (@Corballyred) July 1, 2015
I’m getting sick of all the benteke shit let’s just sell him now n move on he’s going anyway let’s build agsin — sean kowalenko (@SeanKowalenko) July 1, 2015
How Liverpool fans can think Benteke would be a poor signing is totally beyond me – offloading Borini for the equivalent of 7-8million too
— Danchez (@dhraza) July 1, 2015
Just hope Benteke won’t turn into a Carroll #LFC
— Karim Saad (@Kariim_Saad7) July 1, 2015
Benteke done? Maybe he will be good but I seriously have my doubts! Don’t think he will suit us at all! Better available for that price!
— Kurt Johnston (@92_KJJ) July 1, 2015
I’m gonna give Benteke a chance. Hopefully we don’t overspend, but you know what, we’ve been bitching about not having a striker for ages
— Befuddled Mayo (@Leivatated) July 1, 2015
When was we started to play crossing & long ball Lord Benteke rumours pissing me.
— #LFC (@Liverpoolbrotha) July 1, 2015