Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Christian Benteke's display for Liverpool

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Liverpool striker Christian Benteke was the subject of furious criticism from fans after his display against Newcastle - but how did supporters of his former side Aston Villa see it?

Christian Benteke's uninspired performance for Liverpool against Newcastle saw him lambasted by fans, unsure of his suitability for Jurgen Klopp's side.

One caller to BBC Radio Five Live's 606 on Sunday even called on the Reds to sell the Belgian in the upcoming transfer window, so frustrated was he in his performance.

Benteke did not manage a shot on target during Liverpool's limp display, lasting an hour before being substituted for Daniel Sturridge.

He is showing little sign of improving since signing from Aston Villa - which is not to write him off, purely to observe that he is still the same player he was when he was signed.

He lacks the mobility of a Sturridge, and is reliant on service and quality wing play, two things Liverpool could not provide at St. James' Park.

Meanwhile his former club Aston Villa continue to languish at the bottom of the Premier League, with the £32 million they received for his services proving so far to be of little benefit.

They have only six points from their opening 15 games, in which they have scored only 11 times. Benteke to his credit has four goals in 13 Premier League games for Liverpool, nine of which have been starts.

The match against Newcastle was a chance for Benteke to do his old club a favour against their relegation rivals, but the backlash against his performance had Villa fans joking they would take him back if he is not wanted at Anfield.

Here is a look at the reaction to his display...

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