Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp seems to have a message for Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke Belgium

Benteke has fallen down the pecking order at Anfield lately.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has suggested there may be some hope for Christian Benteke to revive his career at the club, despite falling down the pecking order in recent weeks.

Daniel Sturridge seems to be the first choice striker - playing ahead of or alongside Roberto Firmino in the Reds' set-up - while 20-year-old Divock Origi now seems to be ahead of Benteke in the pecking order with the Reds.

Klopp is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “The only thing a player, not only Christian, can do in a situation like this is first of all accept it in a positive way. Don’t think: ‘thank God I don’t have pressure on the bench’. Don’t talk about it and say: ‘I don’t know what I can do’.

“The answer is train as well as you can and he is in a really good way.

“You always have to think: ‘who can I help in this moment and who can help us in this moment?’

“As a striker especially you have to work in the moment. You can come in, play well and score and it will change immediately.

“It is not a decision for the future, it is only a decision for now. That is not too funny I’m sure for him."

There have been suggestions that Klopp will look to move Benteke on in the summer, only a year after being signed for £32.5 million from Aston Villa by Brendan Rodgers, including from one report The Guardian.

Benteke has found the net on seven occasions this season, but his last goal came in the 1-0 win over Sunderland at the end of 2015, and he hasn't been able to find a way to fit into the side comfortably. It seems his style isn't compatible with that of the Liverpool manager's. 

It will be interesting to see if Benteke can somehow force his way back into the side but it looks as though he has a lot of work to do - something like a strong scoring run to end the season could go some way to doing that, but it seems that even getting into the starting XI at the moment is a challenge for the Belgian. 

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