10 Oct 2016

Klopp Warning? 'Fantastic' £27m Liverpool misfit breaks international goal record after stunning hat-trick [VIDEO]

Ex-Red Christian Benteke may have been unwanted at Liverpool, but after leaving Anfield, Benteke is back amongst the goals, and he proved that again tonight with record-breaking goal for Belgium.

As ESPN confirmed this evening:

"Christian Benteke has scored the quickest ever goal in competitive internationals after firing Belgium ahead on 8.1 seconds against Gibraltar on Monday".

Benteke got a hat-trick on the night to take his tally to 6 goals in the last 6 games (One every 99 minutes), and the irony is that he won the ball by pressing the opposition and forcing an error (!).

Granted, Gibraltar are - with all due respect - the international version of a non-league team, but at least Belgium put them convincingly to the sword, unlike England, who could only muster up two measly goals against lowly Malta.

Poor opposition notwithstanding, the hat-trick will undoubtedly give Benteke confidence, and that doesn't bode well for Liverpool, who face Crystal Palace in less than three weeks.

After his marginalisation under Jurgen Klopp, Benteke - who cost Palace an initial £27m - will have a point to prove, and if he continues scoring at his current rate, the probability is strong that he'll score against the Reds...just as he regularly did as an Aston Villa player.

^ Described by Alan Pardew as 'fantastic' and 'iconic'


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