Leeds United star Chris Wood shows he is studying Liverpool's expensive new boy Christian Benteke

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Leeds signing Chris Wood was taking notes on Liverpool's Christian Benteke.

New Zealand international Chris Wood is hoping to make a big impression in the Championship this season.

He signed for Leeds United last month and has been installed as the focal point of their attack, as Uwe Rosler puts together a side capable of mounting a promotion push.

Wood started at the weekend in the club's Championship opener with Burnley, a 1-1 draw, with Mirco Antenucci and Sam Vokes scoring the goals.

The next day Wood was keeping focused on football, taking to Twitter to show he was studying Liverpool new boy Christian Benteke in their Premier League match with Stoke City.

Benteke is a player of similar style to Wood, with both capable of leading the line on their own for their teams; with strong physical presence, and aerial ability.

The former Aston Villa striker is just one year older than Wood, but has already achieved a lot, scoring 42 games in 88 Premier League games for his old club.

Both Wood and Benteke had difficult opening games, failing to score, or hit a single shot on target.

  TeamShots on TargetAerial Duels WonBall RecoveriesPassing AccuracyMins Played
Christian Benteke Liverpool 0 7 2 58% 90
Chris Wood Leeds 0 2 2 60% 90

The clear difference between the two striker's respective performances was Christian Benteke's aerial dominance, winning seven duels as opposed to Wood winning seven.

If the Leeds striker was looking at Benteke with a real eye to see how he does it, and pick up some tips, the game against Stoke provided an ideal case study to learn from one of the best players of his skill set in the Premier League.

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