Christian Benteke hasn’t really had the best of times since his £32.5m move from Aston Villa this summer.
The towering Belgian forward has seen the manager who commissioned his arrival in the first place axed less than two months into the season.
Benteke would suit this match I won't lie
— dj rbc (@__RBC) January 23, 2016
Since then, the 25-year old has found it hard to adapt to Jurgen Klopp’s style of play, missing out despite their relative dearth in natural centre-forwards.
WE'RE PLAYING LONG BALL TO FIRMINO. WHY. JUST PUT BENTEKE ON IF THIS IS HOW YOU WANT TO PLAY.
— Ben Wells (@benwellsfotball) January 23, 2016
Even without the constantly crocked Daniel Sturridge, Klopp has preferred to use the likes of Roberto Firmino as a makeshift option to lead the line.
This is a game for Benteke
— Curry Connoⓘsseur™ (@EJjuninho) January 23, 2016
However, fans on Twitter don’t appear to have given up hope on their mega money man, believing the decision to leave him out of today’s starting line-up against Norwich City is the wrong one.
Even though Benteke has been poor I feel we should persevere with him. Give him a run of games
— Christiano (@Christian_Dyer) January 23, 2016
Known for his aerial ability, the 6ft 3 marksman hasn’t been included against the Premier League side who have conceded the most goals directly from crosses.
With how Norwich have been dominated in the air previous games fail to see why benteke isn't starting
— Matthew Lenihan ♛ (@MJLenihan92) January 23, 2016
Perhaps all is not lost yet for the Belgium international.