Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has clearly dismissed all concerns surrounding the team’s newest signing Christian Benteke this summer. The Belgian striker was acquired this summer for a huge transfer fee of £32.5m from fellow Premier League side Aston Villa.
Many people had questioned the decision of Rodgers and raised doubts over Benteke’s inclusion in the manager’s system. Brendan Rodgers is known for passing style of play which is ideally not suitable for the forward.
The managers has now himself clarified all doubts and opined:“There’s a number of qualities that he has and he will only improve in his time at the club,” he told the club’s official website.
“I think first and foremost his goals, if you look at his goals record since the time that he’s been in the Premier League he’s up there with the best in terms of numbers. So that was very important for us.
“Obviously I’ve heard and I’ve seen stuff about the style, ‘he won’t fit the style of how we play’ – I think he’ll only complement it and help us.”
Brendan Rodgers further added that the striker has great potential and he will easily adjust to the conditions at the club and improve a lot.
He ws further quoted: “He’s a big guy but he’s got the attributes that I like in terms of pace and movement and he gets goals, he gets all types of goals.
“He’s great in the air, strong, he can hold the game up, he can play on the counter-attack, he can play whenever the team is deep because he can hold the ball up with his physical strength.
“As I said, he’s a boy that still is improving in his game so I don’t think there’s any doubt he’ll fit our tactical idea of the game and he can be a huge player for us.”