Ray Parlour’s response to Christian Benteke speculation

Liverpool's Christian Benteke and Dejan Lovren with referee Roger East

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke has been linked with a move to Crystal Palace in the summer transfer window.

Christian Benteke scores the first goal for Liverpool

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour suggested on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Friday morning (broadcast from 6am, July 1) that Liverpool striker Christian Benteke would be a good signing for Crystal Palace.

According to a recent report in The Guardian, Palace are interested in signing Benteke from Liverpool in the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that the Eagles have made an offer of £25 million, although the Reds value the Belgium international striker at £30m.

Former Arsenal and England international midfielder Parlour believes that joining Palace in the summer transfer window would be a good move for Benteke.

Christian Benteke scores the first goal for Liverpool

“Benteke, it might be an opportunity for him to play on a regular basis, which as a player you want to,” said Parlour on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Friday morning (broadcast from 6am, July 1) while discussing the prospect of Benteke playing for Palace.

“It didn’t really work out at Liverpool. Mane obviously has gone there now as well, so that might open the door for Benteke to maybe move out.”

Liverpool's Christian Benteke scores their first goal

Benteke joined Liverpool from Aston Villa in the summer of 2015 and was expected to be a success at Anfield.

The Belgium international striker, though, failed to establish himself in the Reds’ starting lineup.

In 29 Premier League appearances for Liverpool last season, the 25-year-old scored nine goals and created 30 chances.

Benteke scored one goal and created five chances in seven Europa League games for the Merseyside outfit during the 2015-16 campaign.

Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first goal for Liverpool

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