Molby: What signing Benteke would mean for Liverpool

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Liverpool legend Jan Molby has explained the change he feels would happen if his old team signing Christian Benteke.

Liverpool legend Jan Molby has explained in the Liverpool Echo what a deal for Christian Benteke would mean for the Reds.

The Daily Star suggests Liverpool are one of several clubs interested in making a move for Aston Villa’s Belgian attacker and Molby has explained that if his old side completed a deal, he feels it would mean they have to change their style.

“Liverpool's pursuit of Christian Benteke is interesting because I think it would indicate a change of style in terms of how the manager wants to play,” he said.

“Brendan Rodgers has always talked about the need for pace and movement, having strikers who run in behind defenders.”

“Benteke (pictured) is more of a targetman but I actually believe in the situation we’re in now we’re better off having a more basic way of playing.”

Liverpool certainly aren’t a long ball team but Brendan Rodgers’s nature as a tinkering sort of manager in terms of tactics suggests that he would be able to find a way to fit Benteke into his philosophy.

One of the reasons Benteke has found some resurgent form under Tim Sherwood is because the ex-Tottenham coach has found a way of getting the ball into him as quickly as possible to create chances for him to exploit.

Liverpool have a side which is capable of dominating the ball in midfield and utilising the wide areas to thread possession into the front man quickly.

The style of play would change but Rodgers doesn’t have to rip up the book in terms of the basic way he encourages the team to go about getting results.

When Daniel Sturridge hasn’t been available, Liverpool have lacked a certain presence up front and that’s something that Benteke would certainly be able to give them.

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