Christian Benteke talks about his first Liverpool goal

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The Belgian forward netted the winner against Bournemouth last night and was delighted to break his duck.

Christian Benteke has admitted that he is delighted to get his first goal for Liverpool after netting against Bournemouth on Monday night, as reported on the club’s official website.

The Reds made it two wins from two with a 1-0 victory at Anfield, following on from the Merseyside club’s win by the same scoreline last week against Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.

Benteke was the hero for Brendan Rodgers’ men, breaking the deadlock in the first half, albeit with Philippe Coutinho appearing to be in an offside position.

The burly Belgian’s sizeable transfer fee raised a few eyebrows in the summer when he was acquired from Aston Villa, but this strike is the start of the forward paying back Liverpool’s investment.

Benteke has admitted that he is delighted to get his first goal for the Reds, but getting three points was the most important facet of the game.

“That’s why I came here – the support was massive tonight and they helped us,” Liverpool’s official website quote Benteke as saying.

“Now we have six points and we want to keep going and work hard.

“It was important for me on my debut at Anfield to score and help the team win. I’m very happy to have scored tonight and helped the team take three points. But the more important thing tonight was the clean sheet and the three points.”

Benteke’s addition goes some way to negating the loss of Raheem Sterling, who moved to Manchester City over the off-season.

Liverpool’s perfect start to the season will be put to the test in their next fixture, with the Merseyside team heading to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal.

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