Ian Wright comments on Christian Benteke's expected transfer to Liverpool

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Former Arsenal great believes Christian Benteke will be a success if his move from Aston Villa to Liverpool goes through.

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright believes Christian Benteke will be a success at Liverpool.

Wright told Breathe Sport that Benteke's imminent transfer from Aston Villa will be money well spent.

The Mirror report the striker's transfer will be completed today (Wednesday).

Wright said: "Benteke is just what Liverpool need, and exactly what they didn't have last season. He will add an extra dimension to their style and, more importantly, he guarantees goals."

Is Wright right?

His comments will inspire confidence, from one natural goalscorer regarding another, but it is his comment about style which is a theme which has generated the most questions from fans.

Benteke is a big physical striker, who is effective and capable of leading the line on his own, but lacks the mobility once provided by former top scorer Luis Suarez.

His success will be partly dependent on the service he is provided, and while the club have Brazilians Coutinho and Roberto Firmino supplying him, there is no out and out winger who can be relied upon to maximise his aerial threat, and this is a potential area for the Reds to try and address if their current options do not do the trick.

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