Indeed, the 24-year-old joined Liverpool after leaving the Midlands side this summer and, according to quotes carried by the Daily Mirror among others, the Reds striker said: "I don’t believe that [that he won't fit in at Liverpool because they don't cross the ball] and I told him - I spoke with him and I explained to him the situation.
"I said football has changed and football now is modern and I can adapt. "It is not just about crossing, I can score normal goals, too. I told him I am not afraid about it."
Now, many who read the full interview have considered plenty of factors. Benteke isn't slating Sherwood and some of the headlines used appear to have exaggerated the Liverpool forward's comments a little.
But the intention is still there and this certainly smacks of an employee who has immediately tried to impress his new employers (and fans) by speaking about his former bosses in a negative light. As such, plenty of Aston Villa fans have expressed fury, indifference or disappointment with the Belgian on social media. And the whole Villa - Benteke dynamic seems to have shifted quite significantly.
The 24-year-old will have to go some way to infuriate the Aston Villa faithful as much as Fabian Delph but his latest interview has taken him a step closer. Were his comments really necessary - and do they in fact symbolise a striker who is actually quite nervous that he won't fit in at Liverpool? Here's how Villa fans reacted...
Forget Benteke. It's over. Forget Delph. It's over. Couldn't care less what anyone says. Means nothing to us. #avfc— Alex Berwick (@Alex_Berwick) August 6, 2015
Not happy with the Benteke interview, sure it was all blown out of context like most news paper articles. Still happy for him though #avfc— Elliot Watkins (@Watkinss_e) August 6, 2015
Let's not worry about Benteke's comments, we've got more important things to focus on #avfc— Jonny Horton (@jonnyhorton88) August 6, 2015
What is Christian Benteke on about? Why would he feel the need to slate Tim now? #avfc— Nick Parr (@NickParr) August 6, 2015