Daniel Sturridge’s uncle makes bold claim about Christian Benteke and Liverpool

Dean Sturridge tips Christian Benteke to leave Liverpool this summer

Christian Benteke will not be a Liverpool player at the start of the 2015/16 season, according to Daniel Sturridge’s uncle.

The Reds striker has endured a tough first season at Anfield after the Belgium international moved to Liverpool in a £32.5m deal from Aston Villa last summer.

Benteke has struggled to tie down a regular starting spot in Jurgen Klopp’s first-team since the 48-year-old German took over the reins from Brendan Rodgers.

The 25-year-old has scored nine goals and has made three assists in 29 Premier League appearances, although Benteke has only stared 15 times.

Speaking to NBC on Sunday afternoon, former Derby County striker Dean Sturridge, who is the uncle of Liverpool star Daniel, made a bold claim about Benteke’s future.

“I can’t see Benteke staying at Liverpool,” Sturridge said.

“He will get his move next season. He doesn’t seem to fit into what the manager wants from his strikers.”

Benteke became the second most-expensive Liverpool signing of all time last summer following his £32.5m move to Anfield from Aston Villa.

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The Belgian forward’s former employers Villa were relegated following an abysmal season, which ended in a 4-0 defeat at Arsenal on Sunday.

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