Christian Benteke

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Born: 3 December 1990; Kinshasa, Zaire
Position: Forward
Signed: 22 July 2015; Aston Villa; £32.5m
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 8, 2016: Liverpool's manager J¸rgen Klopp and Christian Benteke after the 2-0 victory over Watford during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Christian Benteke is looking to discuss his future with Jurgen Klopp this summer, as the striker fights to remain at Liverpool. Benteke endured...
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Sunday, November 16, 2014: Wales' James Chester in action against Belgium's Divock Origi during the UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying Group B game at the King Baudouin [Heysel] Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Simon Mignolet, Divock Origi and Christian Benteke have been named in Belgium's squad for Euro 2016.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, May 11, 2016: Liverpool's Christian Benteke scores a last-minute goal against Chelsea during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Christian Benteke scored a late equaliser to earn a point for Liverpool in their last home game of the season against Chelsea.
SWANSEA, WALES - Sunday, May 1, 2016: Liverpool's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first goal against Swansea City during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

West Ham United look set to make a move for Liverpool striker Christian Benteke, as they prepare a £25 million bid.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 8, 2016: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the second goal against Watford during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We review how the media assessed Liverpool’s comfortable 2-0 victory over Watford at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
SWANSEA, WALES - Sunday, May 1, 2016: Liverpool's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first goal against Swansea City during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After his consolation effort in Sunday's 3-1 loss to Swansea City, Christian Benteke vowed to "fight until the end" for his place at Liverpool.

Striker Christian Benteke has travelled with Liverpool's squad for their Europa League semi-final first-leg tie in Villarreal.

Christian Benteke returns to training this week, but is there any way back for Belgian at Anfield?
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 29, 2015: Liverpool's Christian Benteke looks dejected after missing a chance against Swansea City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

West Bromwich Albion could offer Christian Benteke an escape route this summer, with Tony Pulis said to have expressed an interest in the Liverpool striker.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Tuesday, February 9, 2016: Liverpool's Christian Benteke looks dejected after missing a chance against West Ham United during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke will miss at least a month of action.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 2, 2015: Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring the fourth goal against Southampton during the Football League Cup Quarter-Final match at St. Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp has provided an assessment of his squad options ahead of Saturday's clash with Tottenham Hotspur, with positive news on Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi.

Another major overhaul could be on the cards at Liverpool this summer, if Jurgen Klopp funds his rebuilding project with a number of high-profile sales.

As Christian Benteke's move away from Liverpool becomes increasingly likely, La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid have been linked with a summer bid.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 29, 2015: Liverpool's Christian Benteke looks dejected after missing a chance against Swansea City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Christian Benteke has joined Divock Origi in being removed from the Belgium squad due to injury.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Tuesday, February 9, 2016: Liverpool's Christian Benteke looks dejected after missing a chance against West Ham United during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The out-of-favour Belgian striker has given himself more to do in the fight to save his flagging Anfield career and thinly-veiled criticisms of Klopp will gain him no sympathy.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 9, 2015: Liverpool's Christian Benteke in action against Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Christian Benteke has addressed his troubled position at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp, saying he would not have joined the club to play his current role.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 30, 2016: Liverpool's Christian Benteke looks dejected after missing a chance against West Ham United during the FA Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Christian Benteke looks increasingly likely to leave Liverpool this summer, with West Ham United confirming their interest in the striker.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 9, 2015: Liverpool's Christian Benteke in action against Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

West Ham United could mount up their interest in Christian Benteke this summer, but Liverpool may need to subsidise the striker's wages on a move.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Boxing Day, Saturday, December 26, 2015: Liverpool's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first goal against Leicester City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Christian Benteke reportedly a target for West Ham this summer.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 6, 2016: Liverpool's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the winning second goal against Crystal Palace from a penalty kick with team-mate Emre Can during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Christian Benteke has acknowledged the £32.5 million Liverpool paid for him means he will always be under scrutiny and that it has made his time at Anfield more difficult.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 2, 2016: Liverpool's Jon Flanagan celebrates after the 3-0 victory over Manchester City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ex-Liverpool centre-back Jamie Carragher has joined those calling for Jon Flanagan to receive a new contract, with his current deal set to expire this summer.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 6, 2016: Liverpool's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the winning second goal against Crystal Palace from a penalty kick during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After scoring the winner in Sunday's 2-1 victory away to Crystal Palace, Christian Benteke has vowed to fight for his place at Liverpool.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 6, 2016: Liverpool's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the winning second goal against Crystal Palace from a penalty kick with team-mate Emre Can during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool’s dramatic late win over Crystal Palace on Sunday, we round up the best of the media reaction from the sweet Selhurst Park victory.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 6, 2016: Liverpool's Christian Benteke is brought down against Crystal Palace for an injury time penalty during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Crystal Palace defender Damien Delaney insists he did not make contact with Christian Benteke for the late penalty which handed Liverpool victory at Selhurst Park.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 6, 2016: Liverpool's Christian Benteke is brought down against Crystal Palace for an injury time penalty during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Alan Pardew criticised Christian Benteke in the belief the striker dived to earn the penalty that secured Liverpool's 10 men a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 6, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates his side's injury time 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Speaking after Liverpool's 2-1 win away to Crystal Palace on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp praised the way his side responded to going down to 10 men.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 6, 2016: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the first goal against Crystal Palace during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool recorded a third successive league win for the first time this season,with a sweet last-gasp victory over Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 2, 2016: Liverpool's Divock Origi in action against Manchester City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp was asked about Belgian forwards Divock Origi and Christian Benteke, with Origi now ahead of Benteke in the striker pecking order at Anfield.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 30, 2016: Liverpool's Christian Benteke looks dejected after missing a chance against West Ham United during the FA Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool flop Christian Benteke turned down a lucrative offer to play in the Chinese Super League during the January transfer window.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 31, 2015: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates the 3-1 victory over Chelsea with Emre Can and James Milner after the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by Lexie Lin/Propaganda)

Which Reds have improved most under Jurgen Klopp's tenure so far?