Chrstian Benteke has turned to the advice of a specialist mind guru to help him deal with his big money move to Liverpool.
The Belgian forward moved to Anfield from Aston Villa in a £32 million deal over the summer and scored one goal in his first three games, but his solitary strike against Bournemouth should have been ruled out.
The 24-year-old has now asked for the words of Michel Bruyninckx, a man who is credited with the development of a number of top Belgian stars, to help his adaptation into life at one of England's biggest clubs.
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Bruyninckx revealed Benteke called him and asked for help, and the 64-year-old is under no illusions he has the ability to be a success on Merseyside.
As per the Mirror, he said: “One day, he gave me a call and said, ‘Can I have some additional sessions.’ When he was a boy in Belgium, he changed regularly from one club to another, because he only had one profile — as a physically strong player.
I tried to encourage him then to expand his mind to see that he must not accept those labels and that he could continuously change his skills, and the way he learned to think has been enormously important to his career.
“I hear people say he is not a Liverpool type of player, but I tell you that he can adapt to any club.”
Benteke's move from Villa was met with a mixed reception from the Anfield faithful, with many suggesting he can only play as a big strong centre forward.
However his time in the Midlands proved he is more than that, despite scoring a number of excellent headers, he showcased his ability with the ball at his feet, scoring a number of stunning strikes.
Liverpool's style of play this season has left Benteke isolated upfront quite often this season and if the goals do not start to flow the blame will lie heavily with the Belgian international.
But if Brendan Rodgers fails to get the best out of another striker then some of the blame should be shifted onto the manager and his tactics.
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