Robbie Fowler says Christian Benteke would be a good signing for Liverpool

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has been linked with a move to Premier League rivals Liverpool this summer.

Robbie Fowler has told The Liverpool Echo that Christian Benteke would be a good signing for Liverpool.

According to the British newspaper, the Merseyside outfit are interested in signing the Aston Villa striker this summer.

“I’ve watched him a lot and he’s not just a targetman,” former Liverpool striker Fowler told The Liverpool Echo. “He can hold the ball well and bring others into play but he’s also mobile and keeps defenders on their toes.”

“I think he’s ideal for the way Brendan wants to play,” added Fowler. “It’s probably what we lacked at times last season. We had forwards who wanted to drop deep to get involved with the play and we always had that gap up front.

“With a Benteke type, you have someone who will stay up there and stretch defenders. If you have someone who stretches the defence and makes the pitch bigger there’s a lot more space for the likes of Firmino, Coutinho and Henderson to run into.”

Good signing for Liverpool?

Benteke is one of the best strikers in the Premier League, and he would indeed be a great signing for Liverpool.

The Belgium international struggled to make an impact for most of the 2014-15 season, but he came to life when Tim Sherwood replaced Paul Lambert as the Villa manager.

The former Standard Liege man scored 13 goals and created 33 chances in 29 Premier League appearances last season.

Benteke had a pass accuracy of 67% and a shot accuracy of 45%, and won 187 headers, 17 dribbles and seven tackles.

When free from injury, Benteke remains a hugely threatening striker, and he is certainly going to enhance the quality of the current Liverpool squad.

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