Ian Rush speaks highly of Liverpool signing Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke joined Liverpool from Premier League rivals Aston Villa earlier this summer.

Ian Rush has told Sky Sports that Christian Benteke will help no fewer than four players at Liverpool.

Belgium international striker Benteke moved to the Reds from Premier League rivals Aston Villa last month.

Liverpool legend Rush has backed the club’s decision to recruit the 24-year-old, and believes that the former Genk star will help Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho, James Milner and Roberto Firmino.

“For me, he's a great signing," the former Wales international told Sky Sports. "We didn’t score as many as we'd like last season, so he's a great addition to the squad…

“I think Benteke will help the midfielders, he'll give Henderson, Coutinho, Milner, Firmino a chance to play.”

Good signing for Liverpool?

Benteke is one of the best strikers in the Premier League, and Liverpool fans should expect him to score lots of goals this season.

The former Standard Liege star came into form in the final months of last season, playing a key role in Villa staving off relegation to the Championship.

The Belgian 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.

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