30 Oct 2016

'What a Player': Klopp reveals new info about 'transfer' for 'wonderful' £27m attacker

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has explained why he decided to sell Christian Benteke.

When asked this week about the decision to sell Benteke, Klopp described 'wonderful' Benteke as a 'great player', and outlined his reasons for selling the Belgian:

“It made sense that he made the transfer. Every player needs the space to perform, to develop and to show things. We couldn’t give him that [and]. I made a decision for the club and for the team. For Crystal Palace, what a player”

Thankfully, Benteke - who cost Crystal Palace an initial £27m - drew a blank against Liverpool over the weekend, but there's always the return game at Anfield to consider.

Hopefully, though, by the time that games comes around, the Reds will be safely ensconced in the top four, and locked-on for Champions League qualification.

Did the Benteke transfer make sense? Absolutely, for both parties, and the club's results this season show that the Belgian isn't missed at Anfield.

At least Benteke lasted longer than Robbie Keane, who cost Liverpool £20m in summer of 2008, but ended up being dumped by Rafa Benitez just six months after signing for the club (!)


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