Liverpool defender Kolo Toure believes that the addition of Christian Benteke will make the Reds title contenders next season.
Benteke is mainly known for his aerial dominance and would certainly score more goals with a team that can constantly supply him with crosses, however he has shown at times withAston Villa, he can dribble with the ball well and has a powerful right foot.
“As far as Liverpool are concerned, I’ve been told they are just working on tying up that Christian Benteke deal and then as far as Brendan Rodgers is concerned he has the players that he needs for next season”.
In conclusion, you can argue that both of these players are proven goal scorers in the Premier League and Liverpool fans should be more optimistic, than pessimistic. Benteke can also be the man to hold up the ball, with his strength, allowing Sturridge to then offer his support up front.
“I’ve played against some good strikers who are mentally weak“.
Given the provision of the likes of Coutinho, Firmino, Lallana and Ings, with Alberto Moreno and Clyne being urged forward from deep, Benteke should thrive among a higher calibre of player than those he found himself surrounded by at Villa. No matter what happens on the pitch, he will perform. That will take Liverpool’s summer spending past £70 million, short of the £117m that was outlaid previous year but this time the business has been sharp and level-headed, with Rodgers, now under pressure to deliver an upturn in performance after May’s meeting with club owners FSG, desperate to avoid a repeat of last August’s scattergun finale. So much will be played in the mind.
West Brom and Norwich City have already expressed their interest in the big frontman, who is surplus to requirements. The Reds will train on Wednesday ahead of a clash with a Malaysia XI on Friday.