From runner ups in 2013-2014 to sixth place Premier League finish last season, Liverpool’s demise was mainly because of the absence of one man, Luis Suarez.
The Uruguayan international used to make Liverpool tick upfront with his ability to rip defenses apart single-handedly. Not just that, he was a complete menace for the opposition and occupied multiple defenders to create space for his team mates.
After his exit, Liverpool made a huge mistake by signing Balotelli, the Italian with attitude and little work rate. The decision obviously backfired and the free scoring Reds found it hard to score goals.
The merseysiders have to solve that issue this time around by signing a top quality goal scorer in the summer. However, it seems that Liverpool are about to make an enormous blunder, again. According to reports, Liverpool are on the brink of signing Aston Villa and Belgian star striker Christian Benteke.
There are more than a few issues with the former Genk star. He is considered as a PL proven striker but one who only plays well for 6 months.
Scored 13 league goals last season, 2 in the first half of the season. Netted only 10 times in 2013-2014. His best season was 2012-2013 where he scored 19 league goals, only 5 in first half of the season.
Signing an inconsistent forward is a mistake Liverpool cannot afford to make.
More importantly, Liverpool’s style of play does not suit Benteke one bit and vice versa. Villa has used him as the target man, providing him long balls and crosses while Liverpool like to keep the ball on the ground and find through balls.
Out of 13, Benteke scored 4 headed goals last season and in 2013-2014, Out of 10, the Belgian scored 5 headed goals.
Last but not the least is his price tag. As per the provided link, Benteke has a release clause of massive 32.5 million pounds and Villa are not ready to accept any price lower than that. Even at 25m, Benteke will be a costly buy when clinical goalscorer like Lacazette can be bought for less.
In your Opinion, should Liverpool sign Christian Benteke?
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