Benteke doesn’t understand why Klopp ‘ignores’ him at Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool striker Christian Benteke has admitted he finds it difficult to understand why manager Jurgen Klopp ‘ignores’ him.The Belgium international, who has scored just eight goals in 35 Reds appearances, has become frustrated with his bit-part role at Anfield.Benteke, who was signed for £32.5million last summer, has made just five starts in 16 games since the end of December, with Klopp has preferring fit-again Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi up front.At the end of Sunday’s dreadful defeat at Southampton, Klopp was seen in animated discussions on the pitch with the forward after he missed a number of chances in the 3-2 loss.Benteke has risked making that relationship worse but he insists he wants to succeed at Anfield despite speculation linking him with a move away.“Some team-mates have said that I was lucky with the arrival of Klopp, because I certainly would play,” he told Belgium’s Sport/Voetbalmagazine.“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.”Benteke’s apparent unsuitability for Klopp’s intensive, high-pressing tactics has been debated for some time, but the player rejects accusations he cannot fit in to the German’s plans.“I find it bizarre, I do not understand why people say that,” he added. “I can play pressing and moving a lot. It is not that we play in the Barcelona style.“In January I didn’t want to leave and it’s still my desire to succeed at Liverpool. We’ll see at the end of the season.” 1 Fallen out? Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp with striker Christian Benteke last_img

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