‘A lot of players want to know what’s happening’, says Benteke
Christian Benteke says he is not the only Liverpool player who want to know where he stands over his future.
The 25-year-old Belgium striker arrived at Anfield from Aston Villa in a £32.5million deal last summer and penned a five year deal with big things expected from the Brendan Rodgers signing.
However his season did not quite work out the way Benteke would have liked with just 10 goals in 42 appearances, but the striker has said he wants to stay and fight for his future under Jurgen Klopp.
West Ham are reportedly keen on Benteke, whose future at Anfield looks bleak with Klopp avoiding questions about the striker’s future last week.
Benteke though wants his future resolving and says there are several other players who are in limbo.
“I want to see the manager’s plan for next season. I am not the only one who is going to do that,” said Benteke, who was a substitute seven minutes from time in the Reds’ 3-1 defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League final.
“I think a lot of players want to know what is going to happen. I signed for five years, I didn’t sign for one year. But now I have to speak with the manager and see his plan.
“I think it wasn’t my best season, but when I had my chance I scored important goals, I didn’t score goals in, like, 4-0s and 5-0s.
“It’s not that I am happy with that. I knew I could give more for the team but now the season is over I have to look forward and see what’s going to happen next season.”
The futures of Joe Allen, Kolo Toure, Lazar Markovic, Lucas Leiva, Martin Skrtel and Alberto Moreno are all in doubt at Anfield.