Alan Pardew speaks highly of Christian Benteke

Liverpool and Crystal Palace will face each other at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has told the club’s official Twitter page that Liverpool striker Christian Benteke is a “terrific player”.

Pardew is aware of the danger the Belgium international will pose for his side during Sunday’s Premier League game at Anfield.

Benteke is one of the better strikers in the Premier League and joined Liverpool from Aston Villa in the summer transfer window.

The 24-year-old has scored four goals and created nine chances in eight league matches so far this season.

The Belgian has a pass accuracy of 67% and a shot accuracy of 58%, and has won 58 headers, five dribbles and one tackle.

Liverpool are eighth in the Premier League table at the moment with 17 points from 11 matches.

The Reds are four points behind fourth-place Manchester United and are very much in the running for a Champions League place. Meanwhile, Palace are 10th in the standings with 16 points from 11 matches.

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