Aston Villa are expected to be resistant to offers, and will charge a large fee upwards of £20 million to be persuaded to part with the attacker.
Liverpool are not likely to commit such a fee to more than one striker this transfer window, leaving fans wondering whether this is going to be as good as it gets.
Benteke has a solid goals record for Villa, netting 15 goals in 29 games this season, but struggled early on in the campaign before being rejuvenated under the management of Tim Sherwood.
He is powerful in the air and a good finisher, but a perceived lack of mobility should be a concern for Liverpool considering the way Mario Balotelli has struggled.
The Italian's poor performances were not just due to his own lack of focus, but because he was a poor fit for the fluid football Liverpool enjoyed so much success with in 2013/14.
Benteke is a very different player to Luis Suarez is terms of style, and of course ability, but Liverpool need to be realistic in terms of expectations regarding strikers they can attract without Champions League football.
The Aston Villa forward is proven in the Premier League, but a concern over his style, and worries from a fan base still with Andy Carroll fresh in the memory, make for a player who will have a lot to prove if a transfer goes through.
Here are the comments from Liverpool fans who are dead set against the club signing Benteke...
Benteke - young, over-priced, few good games a season for villa. Will do precisely nothing for us. Sounds familiar doesn't it. #LFC— James Sutton (@thejamessutton) May 27, 2015
If #LFC signs Benteke, I'll seriously consider giving up.— It's All in The Game (@Neil1980) May 27, 2015
Coutinho's got the ball, looks up, sees Benteke standing rooted like a tree, pulls back, and yet another counter attack fails again #LFC— Stevie G (@Benthereds) May 27, 2015
Benteke signing is another opposite to what 2013/2014 was all about even if we did finish 2nd,going to be another rubbish season #lfc— smith (@smith2412) May 27, 2015
#LFC's link with Christian Benteke gets stronger. I have many concerns over this: High rate of injuries, cost, playing style, consistency— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) May 27, 2015
I am not happy with the rumours linking us to Christian Benteke #LFC Simply due to the fact that he will need crosses from wide for service— Nicholas Erasmus (@OvO_Nick08) May 27, 2015