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Liverpool agree to sell Christian Benteke to Crystal Palace for £27m


Liverpool have finally reached agreement for the sale of Christian Benteke to Crystal Palace and opened the door for Danny Ings to depart Anfield. The clubs have settled on a fee of £27m plus £5m in add-ons for the Belgium international, who signed for Liverpool in a £32.5m move in July 2015 and will be Palace’s record signing. Benteke, 25, ...

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Return of Liverpool’s Christian Benteke pleases Jurgen Klopp


Jurgen Klopp admits he is delighted to have Christian Benteke back in the Liverpool squad for Thursday’s Europa League semi-final at Villarreal. Benteke returned to full training earlier this week after a month out with aknee ligament injury sustained on international duty with Belgium. The 25-year-old, who last featured for Liverpool in the 3-2 defeat at Southampton on March 20, ...

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Former Premier League referee says Liverpool penalty decision was wrong call

Liverpool's Zaire-born Belgian striker Christian Benteke (R) is fouled in the area by Crystal Palace's Irish defender Damien Delaney leading to a penalty that Benteke converts during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park in south London on March 6, 2016.
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Liverpool should NOT have been awarded a last-gasp penalty against Crystal Palace on Sunday, according to former Premier League referee Mark Halsey. The Reds snatched a 2-1 win at Selhurst Park in controversial fashion as Christian Benteke scored from the spot deep into injury time after Damien Delaney was deemed to have brought him down in the box. Referee Andre Marriner had appeared unsure whether to ...

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Christian Benteke ‘doesn’t fit’ at Liverpool and must leave in the summer- Micky Quinn


Liverpool striker Christian Benteke does not fit with Jurgen Klopp’s brand of football and must leave the club in the summer, according to Micky Quinn. Benteke has cut a frustrated figure at Anfield since his £32.5million switch from Aston Villa last summer. The 25-year-old has struggled for regular playing time and goals in his debut Reds season, starting just 12 Premier ...

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Aston Villa 0-6 Liverpool: Six different scorers as Reds run riot against lamentable Villa


Liverpool cruised to an emphatic 6-0 victory at Villa Park as the home side’s pathetic capitulation left them seven points adrift at the bottom of the table, eight away from safety and utterly bereft of hope as they stare relegation in the face. A week ago Liverpool supporters left Anfield en masse after 77 minutes of a Premier League draw with Sunderland, ...

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Benteke goal the difference as Liverpool beat Sunderland


Christian Benteke’s second-half strike meant Liverpool will enter 2016 seventh in the Premier League after a 1-0 win at Sunderland. The Belgian powerhouse put Liverpool ahead just 22 seconds after the restart, to score his seventh goal of the season and make it back-to-back games on the scoresheet after netting in the victory over Leicester. The Reds continued to press for a ...

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Premier League admits error made in allowing Christian Benteke goal

Liverpool’s Christian Benteke scores the winner against Bournemouth. Benteke was not offside but team-mate Philippe Coutinho, pictured behind him, tried to play the ball from an offside position. Photograph: Clint Hughes/AP

Christian Benteke’s winner for Liverpool against Bournemouth on Monday should not have stood, the Premier League has confirmed. His first goal for the Reds was awarded despite team-mate Philippe Coutinho being in an offside position. The offside rule was amended this summer to emphasise players need not touch the ball to be ruled offside. The Premier League has now written ...

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Liverpool sign Benteke for £32.5m

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Liverpool have completed the signing of Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke for £32.5m. Benteke, 24, has agreed a long-term contract at Anfield and becomes their second most expensive signing. The Reds triggered a release clause in his contract to make him their seventh summer signing after selling Raheem Sterling to Manchester City for £49m. Belgium international Benteke scored 49 goals ...

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