Report: Liverpool confident of recouping £32.5 million for Benteke

Liverpool's Christian Benteke looks dejected after scoring an offside goal

The striker is expected to depart Anfield this summer.

Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp celebrates after the matchLiverpool's manager Juergen Klopp celebrates after the match

According to Sky Sports, Liverpool feel confident of recouping the £32.5 million they paid for Christian Benteke last summer.

The striker is expected to leave Anfield after Jurgen Klopp told him he was free to find a new club.

He struggled to impress last season after a big money move from Aston Villa and has not featured for them in pre-season, with Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Danny Ings all ahead of him.

Watford's Ben Watson in action with Liverpool's Joe Allen and Christian BentekeWatford's Ben Watson in action with Liverpool's Joe Allen and Christian Benteke

His most likely destination has looked like Crystal Palace, with the Eagles seeing a bid for his services rejected last month.

It was believed that the sticking point is the Reds asking price, with them determined to recoup what they paid last summer.

Liverpool's Christian Benteke looks dejected after scoring an offside goalLiverpool's Christian Benteke looks dejected after scoring an offside goal

And according to Sky Sports, they are confident of doing so despite the lack of interest in their man at this moment in time.

Sky reports Jurgen Klopp’s side feel that the high fees paid this summer, plus the fact he has four years remaining on his deal, puts them in a strong position to recoup their money.

It remains to be seen if that is the case, with this transfer saga likely to run until the end of the window.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp with Christian BentekeLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp with Christian Benteke

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