Liverpool striker Christian Benteke has declared that he doesn’t want to leave the Merseyside club. The Belgian international has fallen out of favour since the arrival of Jurgen Klopp as manager and has dropped down the pecking order behind compatriot Divock Origi.
The 25 year old, who was signed for £32.5million from Aston Villa last summer wants to make his mark at Anfield before leaving the club, telling the Belgian newspaper La Capitale (quoted by VoetbalNieuws):
“I did not think about my future, but I do not want to leave Liverpool. I do not want to leave this way. If I leave the club, I want to do it the way I did at Aston Villa.”
Benteke is currently sidelined with a knee injury which could keep him out for over a month. Speculation has been rife about a move away from Anfield with numerous sources linking him with a move to Spain with Atletico Madrid. After Origi’s performance against Borussia Dortmund last night where he scored in a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Europa League quarter final tie, Benteke may find it even harder to get first team opportunities on his return from injury.