Benteke has Liverpool desire

Christian Benteke insists he still has a desire to “succeed at Liverpool” but feels he is being ignored by manager Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool: Benteke has Liverpool desireLiverpool: Benteke has Liverpool desire

The Belgian striker has failed to establish himself as a regular since the German manager joined the Premier League outfit, having managed just seven starts in the last 21 games since the start of December.

Benteke was linked with a January exit but remained at Anfield and he stressed he is keen to prove himself at Liverpool – although he refused to rule out a summer departure.

“In January I didn’t want to leave and it’s still my desire to succeed at Liverpool,” Benteke told Sport/Voetbalmagazine.

“We’ll see at the end of the season.”

Benteke was linked with Borussia Dortmund during Klopp’s time in charge and he finds it hard to understand why he hasn’t been given a chance by the manager since his switch to Merseyside.

He added: “Some team-mates said that I was lucky with the arrival of Klopp because I certainly would play.

“When your coach says he wanted to take you to Dortmund and a little later you sit at the same club and he ignores you it is hard to understand.”

Liverpool host title chasers Spurs in the next round of fixtures and punters may wish to use their free bet over the international break before the Premier League resumes.

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