What a roller coaster ride it has been for this Belgian in the last two years. He was the one who was creating the buzz as one of the strikers to look forward to at Aston Villa. He made his big move to Liverpool when Brendon Rodgers bought him from Villa last season.
Everyone thought that he would be the man to lead Liverpool back on road last season, but it was not to be. Rodgers was not able to make full use of him even after changing all his tactics to match Benteke’s style of play. Rodgers went and in came Klopp. But everyone knew that Klopp style of play would not suit Benteke and that’s what happened.
After initial months, he was not even able to make the starting lineup. Klopp started playing Firmino as false 9 and the chance for Benteke went out of the park.
Now, Benteke has made his big move “again” to Crystal Palace. But, my personal opinion is he might turn out to be the right buy for Alan Pardew. Pardew believes in playing direct football and that’s what suits Benteke as well.
Keep a watch on him, he might actually turn some heads this season.