Christian Benteke claims Liverpool deserved to beat Southampton

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Christian Benteke believes Liverpool deserved to take all three points from their match against Southampton on Sunday.

The Belgium international put the Reds ahead with a spectacular header, 15 minutes before the final whistle, but Jurgen Klopp was denied his first victory as Liverpool manager when Sadio Mane equalised in the closing stages of the match.

Benteke took to Instagram a few hours later and was frustrated that his side had failed to secure all three points.


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The 24-year-old posted: “We deserved more today! We'll never walk alone.”

Benteke’s post has attracted 34,000 likes and more than 600 comments, with fans keen to tell the striker that he played well after coming on as a second-half substitute.

Klopp opted to start Divock Origi over Benteke, but that decision backfired on the former Borussia Dortmund head coach. Origi was slammed by fans on Twitter during Sunday’s match at Anfield for his below-par display.

Liverpool must play to Christian Benteke's strengths

In order to get the best out of Benteke, who cost the Reds a cool £32.5 million in the summer, Liverpool must play to his strengths.

His goal against Southampton came from a half-decent James Milner cross - the Belgian deserves all the credit for his textbook header - and service into the penalty area is what the former Aston Villa striker has always relied on.

It was a surprise that Brendan Rodgers signed Benteke given the striker’s qualities which, in many ways, aren’t too dissimilar to Andy Carroll’s - a player Rodgers discarded on his arrival at Anfield.

But, as he proved yesterday, if you to play to his strengths Benteke can be a major asset for Liverpool.

Liverpool fans: should Christian Benteke be your first-choice striker? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!

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