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Christian Benteke: The Aston Villa view on Liverpool’s £32.5 million signing

With Christian Benteke unveiled as a Liverpool player on Wednesday, we get the views of Aston Villa supporter Sam Tighe on the Reds’ new striker.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno and Joe Allen tackle Aston Villa's Christian Benteke during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Video: What Liverpool can expect from Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke became the seventh signing of Liverpool’s busy summer of transfers on Wednesday, and supporters can expects big things from the striker.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Sunday, November 16, 2014: Wales' James Chester and Belgium's Christian Benteke during the UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying Group B game at the King Baudouin [Heysel] Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Benteke is Rodgers’ biggest signing” – How supporters reacted to Christian Benteke’s Liverpool move

With Liverpool announcing the signing of £32.5 million signing Christian Benteke on Wednesday night, supporters reacted primarily with positivity.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke scores the first goal against Liverpool during the Premiership match at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Christian Benteke: Remembering the striker’s 5 goals against Liverpool

With Christian Benteke now officially a Liverpool player, Henry Jackson takes a look back at the five times the Belgian has scored against the Reds.

Christian Benteke: “I came here to win trophies”

Speaking after his official unveiling as a Liverpool player, on his £32.5 million move from Aston Villa, Christian Benteke outlined his Merseyside goals.

Confirmed: Liverpool announce Christian Benteke signing

Liverpool have completed the signing of Belgian international striker Christian Benteke from Aston Villa.

Kolo Toure talks up Liverpool’s latest recruit Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke's move to Liverpool could go through on Wednesday and according to defender Kolo Toure, the striker has what it takes to be an Anfield success.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Benteke set to complete Liverpool medical on Tuesday, Rodgers hopes for instant boost

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hopes the imminent arrival of Christian Benteke will instantly boost his side's firepower.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Why Christian Benteke is worth the investment for Liverpool

Christian Benteke is set to become Liverpool’s second most expensive ever signing – but he’s nothing like record signing Andy Carroll.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Christian Benteke deal inches closer after terms agreed with Aston Villa

Liverpool have reached an agreement with Aston Villa over the payment terms for the £32.5million transfer of Christian Benteke.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Latest on Christian Benteke’s Liverpool move: No pre-season tour for forward

Striker Christian Benteke is highly unlikely to join up with Liverpool for any part of their pre-season tour as negotiations continue over his move from Aston Villa.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Exclusive: Former Belgium boss backs Benteke to fire Liverpool to silverware

Liverpool’s £32.5m signing Christian Benteke has been backed to fire his new club to major trophies and into the Champions League.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool formally submit £32.5m Christian Benteke bid – hope for swift conclusion

Liverpool have made a £32.5million bid to trigger the release clause of Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

How Liverpool can get the best out of Christian Benteke

With Christian Benteke likely to join Liverpool after the Reds’ £32.5 million bid, Jack Lusby explores how to get the best out of the Aston Villa striker.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno and Joe Allen tackle Aston Villa's Christian Benteke during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“No excuses now” – Liverpool supporters react to £32.5 million Christian Benteke bid

Following the news that Liverpool are set to meet Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke’s £32.5 million release clause, supporters aired mixed views.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool meet Christian Benteke’s £32.5 million release clause

Liverpool’s pursuit of Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is set to come to a conclusion, with reports claiming the Reds have met his release clause.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno and Joe Allen tackle Aston Villa's Christian Benteke during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Report: Man United to bid for Christian Benteke

Man United are to bid for Aston Villa forward and Liverpool target, Christian Benteke.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool “reluctant” to pay Christian Benteke release fee

Following the sale of Raheem Sterling to Man City, Wednesday’s papers focus on Liverpool’s pursuit of Christian Benteke.

KINGSTON-UPON-HULL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 28, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling feels a pain in his back against Hull City during the Premier League match at the KC Stadium. (Pic by Gareth Jones/Propaganda)

Raheem Sterling informs Liverpool of wish to be left out pre-season plans

Following reports that Raheem Sterling would be included in Liverpool squad for their pre-season tour, the forward has asked to stay behind, reports claim.

KINGSTON-UPON-HULL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 28, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling before the game against Hull City in the Premier League match at the KC Stadium. (Pic by Gareth Jones/Propaganda)

Raheem Sterling expected on Liverpool’s pre-season tour as Man City interest stalls

Despite informing the club of his desire to leave earlier this summer, Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling is likely to travel for their pre-season tour.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Christian Benteke to tell Aston Villa of desire to leave on Wednesday

According to reports on Monday night, Liverpool centre-forward target Christian Benteke will ask for a move during talks with Aston Villa on Wednesday.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno and Joe Allen tackle Aston Villa's Christian Benteke during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool journalist talks Christian Benteke, Raheem Sterling and Reds’ upcoming transfer business

Speaking to Fresh Liverpool, Liverpool Echo journalist James Pearce gave his thoughts on Christian Benteke, Raheem Sterling and deals to come for the Reds.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Christian Benteke could be “the perfect player” for Liverpool – Robbie Fowler

Weighing into the debate over Liverpool forward target Christian Benteke’s suitability to the Reds’ system, Robbie Fowler has endorsed the club’s interest.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Rumour Mill: Christian Benteke “very close” to Liverpool move

Liverpool’s long-running summer centre-forward target Christian Benteke is set to make the switch from Aston Villa in the coming days, reports claim.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 4, 2015: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against Arsenal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by Chris Brunskill/Propaganda)

10 Bold Predictions for Liverpool this Summer

With just over a month to go before the beginning of the 2015/16 Premier League season, Jack Lusby makes 10 predictions for Liverpool’s summer.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 17, 2015: Liverpool's Rickie Lambert celebrates scoring the second goal against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool could swap Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini for Christian Benteke

As Liverpool continue to pursue Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke, reports suggest unwanted duo Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert could be offered in exchange.

CARDIFF, WALES - Tuesday, August 12, 2014: Sevilla's Carlos Bacca in action against Real Madrid's Pepe during the UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool end interest in Carlos Bacca – Reports

Liverpool have ended their interest in Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca and instead will continue to pursue No. 1 target Christian Benteke.

CARDIFF, WALES - Tuesday, August 12, 2014: Sevilla's Carlos Bacca in action against Real Madrid's Pepe during the UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool Transfer Rumour Roundup: The latest in the Reds’ search for a striker

We’ve reached Friday on a particularly hectic week in the transfer market for Liverpool, and we round up the latest rumours from the last couple of days.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool to renew interest in Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke – reports

Liverpool’s search for a striker continues, with reports suggesting that previously abandoned interest in Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke has been renewed.

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Liverpool “acted decisively” with Roberto Firmino signing, says Reds journalist

Liverpool’s signing of Roberto Firmino was handled excellently by the club, and is a change from previous years, according to Paul Joyce of the Express.