Liverpool send Benteke for hamstring scan

Date published: Tuesday 22nd September 2015 12:58

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke will have an MRI scan on his injured hamstring after the Reds admitted he has “a little problem” with it.

Benteke, Liverpool’s £32.5million summer signing from Aston Villa, was substituted at half-time during Sunday’s 1-1 draw at home to Norwich but manager Brendan Rodgers was quick to play down any fears he had suffered an injury, insisting the decision was precautionary.

“His hamstring felt a little bit tight, so we didn’t want to take a risk,” Rodgers said.

But assistant manager Gary McAllister confirmed in a press conference on Tuesday that Benteke will undergo a scan on the injury on the eve of Liverpool’s Capital One Cup clash with Carlisle at Anfield.

“Christian is going to have an MRI scan today and hopefully we’ll find the problem. He’s got a little problem in his hamstring,” McAllister said.

Belgium international Benteke has scored two Premier League goals in six starts since moving to Anfield.

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