Well we paid a lot of money for Big Ben, but does he really fit the bill. I do feel for him as we don’t seem to play to his strengths when he’s in the team. If you watched him tonight he made some runs behind the defence but the ball was never put through to him. There was n occasion when Sinclair had the ball wide on the right side of the pitch, with Big Ben well placed on the far post, what did he do run inside played a pass then the return pass was to heavy wasted. Real think Mr Klopp has to look at all the players and start to decide who is going to make it and who is not, make a list of the type and position of players he would like, with opsition sand get the club working on sorting it out. As the best player with have signed over the last few years was signed by King kenny, that was Mr Suarez. So to sum it up Big Ben is wasted at the moment, and watching him he looks lost in our set up. What do you guys think.

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warrior18
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Unless klopp brings in wingers who can cross, benteke will remain a lost soul at LFC. He looked like a wandering soul lastnight and actualy looked in the way, completely ineffective and that’s not totaly his fault, we simply don’t play to his strenghts so klopp has a bit of a dilemma on his hands, he basicaly sticks with him or offloads him and i’m 50-50 on what i would favour. We know he can score when he gets the service, problem is, he ain’t getting that service, me personaly would keep him and use him as a supersub if you will, i’d start Origi, ings and studge before him all day long, so in essence, keep him but use him as an impact sub, perfect imo.

KLOPPite
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He’s also be a great battering ram versus the likes of the Westies (Ham & Brom) to beat on their defenders and help defend set pieces. Then come 65-70 minute mark after he’s leaned on them most of the match, bring in someone pacey to run by their tired legs

Huytonian
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I’m loath to judge a player in their first season as it can take a while to settle into a new club but I’ve been very disappointed with Benteke. At Villa I thought he was a lot more mobile and a lot stronger than he has shown for us. Maybe it is a confidence thing and also dealing with the pressure and expectation of a big club. He hasn’t been helped by poor service. We only have one wide player, Ibe, and he tends to put in low crosses whereas Benteke is strong in the air. But he doesn’t help himself by making poor runs in and out of the box. I’m thinking we may need to offload him despite his fee and bring in someone who is more mobile.

warrior18
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I don’t think we’re being harsh on benteke mate, it’s not as if he’s new to the prem lge, ok, new to LFC and a different style of play but for a guy of his talent he should be able to adjust his game accordingly and so far he simply has’nt done that, he’s either unwilling too or he simply can’t which, either way, dosen’t bode well for his future at our club. A crying shame our other 3 strikers are out injured as i would have either of them start a game before benteke, not that i don’t rate him, i do, just that the other 3 are far more suited to klopps style of play and i’d love klopp to play any two of the other 3 together as i feel the goals would flow.

DB-99
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I don’t know of any quality wingers who are pure genuine wingers. Going 4-4-2 with Benteke with genuine wingers will play to his strengths but we dont have them and they’re extinct tbf. If we somehow recover the money spent on him then we should sell. I’m thinking that’ll only happen if a club like PSG comes in. Maybe if we try to swap for one of their players may be an option but we should give Benteke some time to be fair to him. Maybe till next Jan or end of next season. Sturridge is Sturridge and Ings is also unproven and will take a while to get fit and Origi needs development time.

sandiphulse
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whatever it is , we cannot afford to experiment more this season, we need to bring in a striker who is mobile and link up with Firminho and others , top 4 four is a must , if we have to get any respectable signings in the summer…. , if the squad is similar to what it is today , why would the results be any different…..

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