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Published: 15:21 | 7/3/16

Benteke waiting for his chance


Christian Benteke has no interest in leaving Liverpool and has vowed to fight for his place in Jurgen Klopp's team.

Benteke joined Liverpool in a £32.5million deal from Aston Villa last summer, but he has struggled for game time under Klopp, failing to start a Premier League game since the defeat at West Ham on January 2.

He was introduced in the 80th minute of Sunday's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace, scoring the winner from the penalty spot after being taken down by Damien Delaney, and he is keen to take any chance that comes his way to ensure he is part of Klopp's plans for the team.

"I haven't talked with the manager to ask him why I'm not playing. I just wait for my chance," said Benteke.

"I'm feeling good. I'm working very hard at the training pitch, just to be ready when the manager needs me."

Benteke has managed just seven goals in the Premier League this season but, while it has been a difficult campaign for him, the striker has no desire to move away from Anfield.

"In my mind I was never thinking about a move. I didn't want to leave. I've still enough ambition and enough character to fight in difficult moments. I don't give up easily. I fight until the end," he added.

"It's not the easiest of situations but you have to be ready. It's in the most difficult situations that the real warriors, the tough men and determined guys stand up.

"In a career you'll have top moments, also your difficult times. You have to be up for it. I have to take every chance, every minute the manager gives me."

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew accused him of diving to win a penalty but the striker insists Delaney made contact with him.

"I have seen the images again. Delaney has touched me effectively, at the back of my left ankle. It wasn't the toughest contact, but there was contact," he said.

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