Aston Villa fans plead for Benteke return on Twitter after Liverpool loss

While Liverpool fans express their frustration with the Belgian, there is still plenty of love for him at Villa Park.

Christian Benteke's Liverpool career so far has been a bust. A couple of goals here or there showed promise - but the Belgian's situation at Anfield was summed up against Manchester United.

The Reds dominated possession v United but lacked anything in the final third. And yet, with a multi-million pound striker sitting on the bench, it was still the better option for them to look limp in attack without a centre-forward than play the 25-year-old.

Whatever the apologists say, he isn't proving good enough for a club like Liverpool. More is needed from a striker that looks far too static and one dimensional.

But Aston Villa fans still believe in him. Indeed, many watched him against Manchester United and suggested that it's Liverpool with the issue.

Benteke needs to play regularly and be the focal point for his side, Villa fans argue. And, it's at Villa where he was just that - and could be again.

Supporters are suggesting en masse that the Midlands outfit move for the 25-year-old on loan. How spectacular would an Aston Villa return be for Benteke? His goals have kept them up in the past - could they again if they did seek to take the Belgian off Liverpool's hands for the rest of the season?

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