Liverpool hero Didi Hamann explains what Liverpool must do to sign Christian Benteke from Aston Villa

The German club hero would love to see the Belgian striker at the club.

It has been reported recently that Liverpool may try to end their striker woes by signing Christian Benteke from Aston Villa. A report from The Telegraph earlier in the week suggested that Liverpool wanted the Belgian, valued at around £30 million by Villans boss Tim Sherwood.

Now, a former Liverpool player has joined the chorus of fans hoping that Liverpool do get their hands on the brutal striker.

Dietmar 'Didi' Hamann spent seven years at Liverpool and was part of the team that won the 2005 Champions League Final against AC Milan.

Considered something of a fan favourite, he has become an outspoken pundit in retirement.

Today he was talking to about Bayern Munich's threat ahead of tonight's Champions League tie with Barcelona. When discussing Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski, to of the best attackers of the ball in the game, he mentioned how he felt Benteke was right up there with them:

“I’d love to see him [Benteke] in the red shirt of Liverpool, but I don’t suppose that will happen unless they finish in the top four.”

Liverpool are currently hunting down the fourth-placed Champions League place currently occupied by bitter rivals Manchester United, who have recently slipped into a slump of form.

Benteke in the meanwhile has been fantastic in recent months. The Belgian has come to the fore since Tim Sherwood took over at Villa Park, scoring 12 goals in his last 11 outings - including a brace against Everton at the weekend.

So no wonder Hamann wants to see him playing for his beloved Liverpool.

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