‘I see improvement in Benteke’ – Former Liverpool star backs under-fire striker

first_imgChristian Benteke is starting to show signs of real improvement under Jurgen Klopp, according to former Liverpool goalkeeper David James.The £32.5m signing has yet to win over the Anfield faithful and missed a string of chances in Tuesday night’s FA Cup defeat at West Ham.But James was impressed by parts of Benteke’s game at Upton Park and believes Klopp can bring out the best in the powerful Belgian.“I have been impressed with him over the last couple of cup matches,” said the ex-England star, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“His footwork at times [against West Ham] was exceptional. That is not something I associate too often with Benteke – his aerial prowess everyone is aware of.“But I see improvement. Jurgen Klopp has this ideology of improving players and I see improvement in Benteke.“I saw some stuff [from Benteke against West Ham] especially when Sturridge was playing up front with him. The two of them linked very well.”last_img read more