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Liverpool manager challenges struggling £32m man to rediscover form

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has backed £32m striker Christian Benteke to pull himself out of his Anfield slump, report the Daily Telegraph. 

The 25-year old Belgian made a big money move to the Reds this summer, though has failed to wholly adjust to Klopp’s philosophy so far.

With 49 goals in 101 games for former club Aston Villa, he made himself one of the most lethal marksman in the Premier League.

However, goals have proved hard to come by on Merseyside, notching just seven thus far.

He was brought to the club by former boss Brendan Rodgers, though the style of football vastly differs now Klopp is in charge.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager has opted to use midfielder Roberto Firmino as a centre-forward for the most part, in place of the Belgian international.

Crocked star Daniel Sturridge is finally returning to the first-team setup too, making competition for places intense.

Now, Klopp has challenged the ex-Villa star to prove himself at Anfield.

“I can do a lot of things but at the end – and it is not only with Christian – the last important help comes from the player himself,” said Klopp.

“You cannot hide yourself. I talked to him a few times and gave him some advice as a human being and a coach and he has really tried to come back to an easy moment.’

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