Photos: Liverpool signing jokes with Reds captain during training

Liverpool signing Christian Benteke looks relaxed ahead of his potential Premier League debut for the Reds

Christian Benteke appeared relaxed as the Liverpool striker trained ahead of his potential Premier League debut for the Reds at Britannia Stadium on Sunday.

The Belgium international moved to the Merseyside outfit in a £32.5m deal from Aston Villa last month as he became the Reds’s seventh signing of the summer.

Benteke, who scored 12 goals in his final 13 games for the five-time European champions, scored his first goal for his new club in a pre-season friendly at Swindon Town.

Another new arrival, James Milner, was confirmed as Liverpool’s new vice-captain on Friday afternoon after the experienced midfielder moved to Anfield from Manchester City on a free transfers.

Danny Ings, who made the switch from Burnley earlier this summer, was all smiles as he looked to impress manager Rodgers following his free transfer.

Brazil international Roberto Firmino was photographed getting stuck into training as he challenged Milner for the ball during training.

Liverpool are looking to make amends for a 6-1 defeat by Stoke City at Britannia Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

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