Liverpool media round-up: Lallana talks up Benteke as Reds sweat on Henderson fitness

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A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Wednesday morning.

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has been talking up the attributes of forward Christian Benteke after he got off the mark in the Reds' 1-0 win over Bournemouth on Monday night.

Benteke's goal ultimately proved the difference, and the £32.5 million signing from Aston Villa could have had another only to be denied by the crossbar. 

With some suggesting that Benteke is predominantly a target man, Lallana believes there is far more to Benteke than simply being a man to win the ball in the air.

He's quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “That finish was brilliantly technically – getting good contact on the ball like that.

“He almost got another one at the end when he hit the crossbar. That’s what he’s all about.

“He’s a big presence up there. He’s great in the air and good with his feet. He brings team-mates into play.”

One worry for the Reds from the win over Bournemouth is the injury to Jordan Henderson after he was withdrawn shortly after the half-time interval with a problem with his foot.

The Daily Mail, among other newspapers, reports that the Liverpool captain will discover today the full extent of the problem after being troubled by it since the start of the season, and required pain killing injections in order to start against the Premier League newboys.

As a result he could miss the huge clash with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, meaning that Brendan Rodgers will have to alter thing in the midfield, with Emre Can likely to be in contention. 

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