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Christian Benteke could make Liverpool comeback against Villarreal

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Image: Jurgen Klopp could name Christian Benteke in his matchday squad for Liverpool's Europa League clash with Villarreal

Christian Benteke could return for Liverpool against Villarreal after travelling with the rest of the first-team squad to Spain, according to Sky sources.

Benteke returned to full training earlier this week after a month out with a knee ligament injury sustained on international duty with Belgium

The 25-year-old, who last featured for Liverpool in the 3-2 defeat at Southampton on March 20, could be named among the substitutes for the Europa League semi-final first leg at the Estadio El Madrigal. 

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Image: Benteke has struggled to produce the same prolific goalscoring form he showed during his time with Aston Villa

Benteke's return to fitness will be a welcome boost for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who lost Divock Origi to a "serious injury" during last week's Merseyside derby

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The Belgium forward has struggled to score on a consistent basis for Liverpool since joining the club from Aston Villa for £32.5m last summer. 

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Benteke has scored only eight times this season and last month accused Klopp of "ignoring him", leading to speculation that he could leave Anfield in the summer. 

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