It probably wouldn’t be fair to say that Liverpool have been a selling club for much of the last decade, but it’s certainly true that they have tended to sell their very best players when the interested party has been one of Europe’s elite.
Scottish Premiership champions Celtic need to make some signings in the January transfer window with Rangers breathing down their neck.
The Crystal Palace and Belgium striker remains well loved at Villa Park and some fans pined for his return following his Instagram post.
Allardyce managed the pair at Crystal Palace and West Ham United, respectively.
£32m striker Christian Benteke has scored just three Premier League goals in Crystal Palace colours since joining from Liverpool in 2016.
Since the First Division was rebranded as the Premier League in 1992, there have been more than 100 hat-tricks. Eric Cantona was the first player to net three times in a single game, then playing for Leeds United, and five players have scored five or more hat-tricks in the division since then.
Christian Benteke has been a nightmare for the last season and a half with just three Premier League goals for Crystal Palace since 2016/17.
Divock Origi was Liverpool's hero on Sunday night.
Reports suggest that Crystal Palace are tempted by a loan move for AS Roma's Patrik Schick.
The Crystal Palace man hopes Roy Hodgson sticks with his front two when they host Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.