Report: Christian Benteke could feature for Liverpool v Villarreal

The 25-year-old striker could feature for the Reds in the Europa League.

Christian Benteke could feature for Liverpool against Villarreal on Thursday night, according to Sky Sports.

The forgotten man has been injured in recent weeks but it is reported the Anfield outfit can call on him once again in their Europa League tie on Thursday. 

Sky Sports report that the 25-year-old could make the bench against Villarreal.

Benteke, of course, will be needed due to Divock Origi's injury problems.

But whether the Belgian has a long-term future at Liverpool is another matter. Jurgen Klopp does not appear a huge fan of the target man but where he has excelled so far at Anfield is getting the most out of players who hadn't necessarily delivered before.

Benteke is now just what the Reds need against Villareal. Will Klopp be able to motivate him?

Daniel Sturridge is likely to be first choice but Benteke may well be called upon from the bench, especially if Liverpool want to put themselves in a strong position ahead of the second leg.

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