Analysis: Liverpool Goals scored with and without Benteke

Analysis: Liverpool Goals scored with and without Benteke

Christian Benteke has had a mixed debut season with Liverpool. From the match winning goals to the many missed chances, he's really showed why every single Liverpool fan was 'right' about the Reds signing him this summer. On one side are those that wanted him for his 'goals', and yes he does score goals and win you games. On the flip side to that though are the ones who thought goals aside he offers very little else and doesn't really …
Benteke is Worse Than Feared - A Terrible Targetman Too

Benteke is Worse Than Feared - A Terrible Targetman Too

Popular opinion isn’t exactly on Christian Benteke’s side; an ESPN article gave him a 2/10 against West Ham, which doesn’t really require much context. A 2/10 is a polite version of 1/10. It means you have failed at every task you would be typically asked to do in your position, but the qualifier is that you have not done anything out-of-the-ordinary bad, like being racist, or getting sent off for kneeing an opponent in the back at a critical time …
Benteke, Goals and Missed Chances

Benteke, Goals and Missed Chances

Since his summer move to Liverpool Christian Benteke has been weighed down by the fee The Reds paid Aston Villa. Rightly or wrongly when you sign a striker for £32.5 million you have high expectations. I understand transfer fees don't always represent the quality of a player, the fee is decided by the selling club or a minimum release clause. Both can be grossly inflated due to their importance to their current team. We're all familiar with Benteke having seen …
Benteke: the solution that throws up more questions

Benteke: the solution that throws up more questions

“Be careful what you wish for” so says an old saying. For long Liverpool fans have craved a big money or big name signing. They complained Liverpool could not win anything with kids and that the clubs transfer policy needed mixing up to stand any chance of challenging for silverware. So it seems the owners heard and sanctioned a move for a £32 million striker. The striker the club desperately lacked is coming in and the big money move is …
Have Liverpool Bought the Goals they need with Benteke?

Have Liverpool Bought the Goals they need with Benteke?

News broke on Thursday afternoon that Liverpool were going to meet the release clause for Christian Benteke. The prayers of many had been answered. Liverpool are buying 'goals'. That basic narrative had been pushed for a while now. "If Liverpool had a striker last season that scored we'd have finished top 4." Football isn't that basic but on paper if Liverpool had a player that scored over 15 goals last season they probably would've scraped into the top 4 and …