Indeed, the German feels the Villa man's Premier League experience is such that the Reds should go all out to buy him.
And, on social media, Hamann made the statement that even £150 million wouldn't be a 'punt' on Benteke.
For context, the ex-Liverpool star compared the Aston Villa forward to Mario Balotelli.
If you pay 16m for Balotelli you can pay 150m for Benteke and you still not punting. https://t.co/67pC3jpuat— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) May 13, 2015
Intriguingly, Michah Richards, currently on loan at Fiorentina, defended Balotelli in response to Hamann. The defender, who worked with the Italian at Manchester City, didn't come up with the strongest of arguments, however, prompting a firm response from the German.
Micah Richards (@MicahRichards) May 13, 2015
Benteke's recent form for Aston Villa has been nothing short of superb - since Tim Sherwood took over at Villa Park, the Belgian is the Premier League's top scorer.
The issue for Liverpool, however, is that their track record with signings in recent years has been simply woeful. The Reds can't afford to gamble on a player just because he is in form.
Hamann's clear belief, though, is that the Aston Villa striker wouldn't be a gamble...