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Klopp Working on Bringing Out Benteke's Best

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Anfield's German Messiah, Jürgen Klopp, looks to turn Christian Benteke's water-and-football-like product into a deep burgundy Red game winner.

This did actually happen, for as poorly as they've played together.
This did actually happen, for as poorly as they've played together.
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Very few things can be taken for granted in football, but one of the things that can be is that Aston Villa is not Liverpool. Not the same name, not the same place, and not the same colors. This is a lesson Christian Benteke has been working on internalizing, recently. For although the Belgian goal-netter has put some absurdly high quality goals on tape for the Reds, he has yet to click as a part of this team's best attacking combination under Jürgen Klopp. Fear not, fair fans, the Gaffer's on the case.

Speaking pre-Watford, the German Fowlersend said: "As a striker you always want to have five or six games in a row. At Aston Villa, I think when he was fit he played. Everything is different.

"I have time to work. He played very good games for us, he made brilliant goals for us, so that's not a problem.

"I'm not sure anybody at Aston Villa saw the best Christian Benteke, so we have to work on it. He's young enough to develop and that's what we do."

Typical Jürgy. Obvious fact is obvious + I am awesome + Player is awesome + Creative potshot = Everything is cool.

And long may this equation hold true. Because no matter how hard it is to see Christian Benteke firing on all cylinders within a context including Adam, Bob, and Phil, it is important to remember that Benteke is a beast. And, as a beast, there has to be some sort of understanding he can have alongside a Llama, a Unicorn, and a man in Roberto Firmino who adores horses.

Truth is, Christian Benteke may or may not ever actually figure this out. But Liverpool could not have a better manager in charge to help this player develop into this system, and in the meantime he is still talented enough to back his way into double digit goals for this club.