Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is yet to be convinced by Belgian striker Christian Benteke at Anfield and could decide to sell the player in the summer, according to ​Mail Online.

Benteke arrived from Aston Villa last summer - before Klopp's arrival at Anfield - and has scored seven goals in 14 starts since his £32.5m move. Liverpool supporters have however complained that Benteke doesn't fit in with the club's style of play and Klopp isn't convinced that he does either. 

​Liverpool are working hard on identifying other top class striking targets and could attempt to recoup the money they paid for Benteke to splash out on somebody else. Benteke's lack of mobility has become something of a concern to the German, who wants technically superior players with the ability to get stuck in and work hard for the team.

Benteke was dropped for Tuesday’s night’s Capital One Cup semi-final win at Stoke but is set to return for the FA Cup tie with Exeter on Friday night, where he will be hoping to add to his tally to convince Klopp he deserves a start for Wednesday's game with Arsenal. 

The Belgian does have plenty of time to convince Klopp he's worthy of an Anfield stay, though faces competition from the likes of Daniel Sturridge for a regular starting berth. Roberto Firmino has featured in a central striker's role this season while Divock Origi has also impressed in patches.


Benteke will be given his chances in the second half of the season, but will have some work to do to convince Klopp that he's worthy of a long-term stay after a series of below-par showings so far.

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