Only a couple of days after Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers claimed he didn’t know who forward Christian Benteke was, it seems that the Reds boss has done his research rather quickly, because lo and behold, the club have announced they’ve signed the player from Aston Villa.
We all knew it was happening before the official announcement, given Liverpool broke Benteke’s £32.5 million release clause, and it seems that while there are some fans out there who are just pleased to not to have zoned in on another Southampton player – probably because there aren’t any left – there are those who think it is a waste of money.
As with any club, fan opinion is divided, but here are the best reactions from the Twitter community.
According to some people, Andy Carroll is better value for money…
£32M bought you Ronaldinho, now it buys you Benteke
£49M bought you Zidane, now it buys you Sterling
Almost as bad as the Freddo scandal.
— footbilly (@footbilly) July 22, 2015
10 years ago £32m would have bought you a Ronaldinho. Now it gets you a Benteke. pic.twitter.com/k1I9q6cVsO
— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) July 21, 2015
Now it really will be Liverpool’s year…
we have signed BENTEKASAURUS. Im off for a Benteke Fried Chicken to celebrate – finger licking never been so f*cking good – its our year
— Jimmy Liddel (@jimmyliddel) July 22, 2015
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) July 22, 2015
Benteke pictured next to the number of goals he will have scored by December pic.twitter.com/Bcm5AgQFnT
— Tom (@Bumrows) July 22, 2015
What will Super Sherwood do now?
Benteke has joined Liverpool,Delph has joined Man City,could Aston Villa be joining the Championship ?
— david meier (@meiercy) July 22, 2015
Gutted to hear about Benteke but to fair he's keep us in the Leauge the last two seasons, so good luck big man we'll miss ya !
— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) July 21, 2015
A word to the wise…
Apparently we're "losing Benteke". Selling him for £32.5m is hardly the same as him falling behind the bloody sofa!!!
— SlashFootball (@slashfootball) July 22, 2015
Liverpool's most expensive reported transfer fees in history:
Andy Carroll (£35m)
Christian Benteke (£32.5m)
Roberto Firmino (£29m)
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 22, 2015