Keown says Liverpool's addition of Christian Benteke was the club’s best transfer business

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke has made a positive first impression.

Martin Keown says that the decision to sign Christian Benteke from Aston Villa was Liverpool’s best piece of business this summer, according to the Daily Mail.

The Belgium international striker moved to Anfield for a blockbuster £32.5 million fee after the Reds opted to activate his release clause at Villa, as reported by Sky Sports.

Benteke has found the net just once in his first four games for the club, though his performances and impact on the team has ultimately left a good first impression on fans and pundits alike.

Speaking to reporters for the Daily Mail, Keown said: “Christian Benteke was the club’s best business. They targeted him early and got him in and he is a top player. He’s so powerful and I expect him to do well.”

Benteke arrived on Merseyside with a good CV after his goals almost single-handedly maintained Villa’s status as a Premier League club last season, while also guiding the Villans to an FA Cup final appearance in May.

Doubts were aired as to his ability to fit into Brendan Rodgers’ system, yet so far he has looked the part, with arguably the only piece of criticism which is warranted being his inability to find the net when well-placed during the entertaining 0-0 draw at Arsenal.

Of all the players Liverpool have added this summer, the 24-year-old may prove to be the most important as his adaptable playing style and movement up top is exactly what the club lacked last term.

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