Former Liverpool striker offers advice to Christian Benteke

Former Reds man John Aldridge says Liverpool striker Christian Benteke needs to improve his movement

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

John Aldridge says Liverpool striker Christian Benteke needs to improve his movement.

The Belgium international was unable to score his fifth goal of the season on Sunday as the £32.5m summer signing missed a host of chances in a 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace at Anfield.

Benteke has enjoyed a relatively fruitful start to his Liverpool career so far, and the towering striker has scored two goals in three Premier League games under Jurgen Klopp.

But former title-winning Liverpool striker Aldridge has urged Benteke to make more runs to the far post if he wants to improve his goal tally for the Merseyside outfit.

“Our finishing let us down against Palace and so did the quality of the crosses coming into the box,” Aldridge told Liverpool Echo.

“There were some decent deliveries but not enough. We need to hang up more balls for Christian Benteke towards the far post.

“Benteke is still young and still needs to be taught about his movement. When the ball goes wide, he should be getting beyond the far post and then coming in on to it. He had one really good chance against Palace where he got under it.

“You don’t want to see him in the middle of the goal. I remember talking about a similar problem when we had Andy Carroll up front.”

Benteke scored his first Liverpool goal in 1-0 victory over Bournemouth in the second game of the Premier League season.

The 24-year-old striker has also scored against Manchester United, Southampton and defending champions Chelsea this term.

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Benteke became Liverpool’s second most-expensive signing following his move to Anfield from Aston Villa.

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