Benteke hits out at Klopp over lack of playing time for Liverpool

The Belgium international insists it's "hard to understand" why he is not being played by the German and insists he has no problems fitting into his manager's system
Christian Benteke admits he cannot explain why Jurgen Klopp does not consider him to be Liverpool's first-choice striker.

The Belgium international joined in a £32.5 million deal from Aston Villa last July, but after eight goals in 35 appearances, Goal understands that Liverpool are now prepared to sell the striker at a loss this summer.

“Some team-mates have said that I was lucky with the arrival of Klopp, because I certainly would play,” Benteke told Sport/Voetbalmagazine.

“When your coach says he wanted to take you to Dortmund and a little later you sit at the same club and he ignores you, it is hard to understand.”

Benteke has not started a match since Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to West Ham in the FA Cup on February 9, but the 25-year-old has hit back at suggestions that he is not suited to Klopp’s system.

"I do not understand why people say that,” he said.

“I can play pressing and moving a lot. It is not that we play in the Barcelona style.”