Christian Benteke admits he finds it hard to understand why Jurgen Klopp doesn't have faith in him

The Belgian is clearly struggling at Liverpool under the German's management.

The future of Christian Benteke at Liverpool looks in doubt at the moment. The Belgian striker received a public dressing down from the manager Jurgen Klopp after the 3-2 loss against Southampton at the weekend and has struggled for regular playing time this season.

It is certainly odd considering that Klopp wanted Benteke at Borussia Dortmund at some point. Now the striker himself has been commenting on that fact.

He told Sports Voetbalmagazine in Belgium, as reported by VoetbalNieuws today, that he was struggling to understand his struggles at Liverpool under the German:

"Some teammates have said that I was lucky with the arrival of Klopp, because I certainly would play…

“When your coach says he wanted to take you to Dortmund and a little later you sit at the same club and he ignores you, it is hard to understand.”

The former Aston Villa player was also adamant about his style of play. He insisted he can fit into Klopp’s model:

"I do not understand why people say that. I can play pressing and moving a lot. It is not that we play in the Barcelona style.”

Benteke’s relations with Klopp certainly seemed strained when the German publicly lambasted him on the St Mary’s pitch Sunday afternoon.

It came after Liverpool had let a two-goal lead slip in a 3-2 loss on the South Coast.

Benteke, who has been linked with West Ham recently, was a mega-money signing from Aston Villa in the summer. But his inconsistent form has seen him slip below Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino in the Liverpool pecking order.

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