Gary Lineker reacts on Twitter to Benteke - Liverpool medical reports

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The BBC and BT Sport host feels Liverpool are getting a 'good 'un' in the Aston Villa striker.

Gary Lineker has criticised Liverpool's recent recruitment but feels Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke will be a good signing for the Anfield outfit.

According to BBC Sport, the 24-year-old is set for a medical at Melwood.

And Match of the Day host Lineker feels Benteke is just what Liverpool need to solve their problems in front of goal.

A matter of fit

Opinion has been divided on Aston Villa's Benteke but it is simply a matter of fit whether he succeeds at Liverpool.

The Belgian can no doubt score a wide range of goals but there is no denying his standout ability being in the air - he won more headers than any other Premier League player last term.

If Brendan Rodgers can finally adapt his tactics, then, or complement Benteke with a winger, there is every chance he can offer Liverpool something. But history suggests otherwise - and we could be seeing another Mario Balotelli.

That wouldn't mean Benteke is a bad player. It would simply mean the Reds haven't thought their transfer policy through again. Supporters will no doubt hope otherwise.

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