Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers delighted for Christian Benteke
Last Updated: 18/08/15 8:52am
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hailed the performance of new striker Christian Benteke in the win over Bournemouth.
Benteke’s first goal for the club proved the difference as Rodgers’ side ran out 1-0 winners.
"I think he gives other options in the game, when teams try to press us high," he said.
"I thought his hold-up play was excellent. You can see his feet – he’s got a good touch and awareness for a big guy and, of course, naturally when the ball comes into the box he's a big threat.
"I thought he deserved his goal and will be disappointed he didn’t get another. But it was a good night for him."
Bournemouth were disappointed the goal stood as Philippe Coutinho looked to be in an offside position as he reached for the ball which Benteke eventually fired home.
But Rodgers was keen to stress that the goal was given and that’s all that mattered to him.
'Great day' for Benteke
Christian Benteke was delighted to bag his first Liverpool goal in the win over Bournemouth.
"One, I haven't seen the replay yet and two, it’s a goal," he added.
"The interpretation changes every season so it’s difficult for people in the game, players, and people analysing the game.
"But the most important thing is it was a goal and we won 1-0, so that’s all that concerns me."