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Published: 10:25 | 24/3/16

Benteke unsure about Reds future


Christian Benteke has hinted that he could leave Liverpool in the summer after struggling to make an impact at Anfield.

Benteke joined the Reds in a £32.5million transfer from Aston Villa last summer and started the first six games of the season under Brendan Rodgers.

However, he has struggled to break into Jurgen Klopp's plans, making just five starts in 16 appearances, while the manager the pair were involved in a heated exchange on the sideline during Liverpool's 3-2 loss to Sunderland.

While he is keen to succeed at Anfield, the Belgium international admits he will reassess his options at the end of the season.

“What’s annoying me the most is that I would have never signed for Liverpool if I wasn’t the manager’s first choice,” Benteke said.

"Since I went to England in 2012, I’ve never been on the bench for such a long period. It hurts, especially since I never was as fit as I am now. When a coach says he wanted to buy you when he was at Borussia Dortmund and ignores you, then it’s difficult to understand.

"Some team-mates told me I was lucky when Klopp signed, because I would be certain to play.

"But with all the things I’ve experienced throughout my career, I knew it could go fast. I wasn’t wrong.

"I’m the first to admit that I haven’t shown my worth enough for a team like Liverpool. On the other hand, under Brendan Rodgers, I knew I would get the opportunity to show my qualities, to show that I was worth the money and that I deserved to wear the shirt of Liverpool. But now....

“In January, I didn’t want to leave. It’s my desire to succeed at Liverpool. I want to continue. At the end of the season, we will take stock,” he told Sport/Voetbalmagazine.

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