Video: Brendan Rodgers’ post-Bournemouth win – Praise for Benteke

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was understandably delighted that £32.5 million signing Christian Benteke scored his first goal for the club on his home debut against Bournemouth.

“I thought he was a real hand full tonight,” said Rodgers. “I think we saw all the facets of his game; his hold up play is outstanding, he’s got a wonderful touch for a big guy and I think we saw that this evening.

“He can help the ball on to areas, he can take the ball in, control the game, switch the game. You see him linking and combining. He keeps the ball alive in dangerous areas.”


PLAYER FOCUS: Christian Benteke vs. Bournemouth
FAN REACTION: “Performance unconvincing, result important”
TALKING POINTS: Clyne and Benteke impress, Lallana ineffective
MANAGER REACTION: Howe unhappy with decisions