Liverpool transfer news: Benteke speaks after loosing battle

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31st Aug, 2016 | 4:43pm

Benteke opens up on Klopp's new regime at Liverpool

By Alex Taylor

Former Liverpool striker Christian Benteke has spoken out on transfer deadline day about the difficulties he faced playing under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.

The now Crystal Palace forward left Anfield this summer after failing to find form in Merseyside and his views could serve as a warning for new and existing Anfield stars.

The Reds have made high-profile moves for Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum this summer and Benteke has revealed how tough it can be at the Merseyside club.

“I did not fit the tactical system of the new coach,” Beteke told the Liverpool Echo. “That was not easy mentally because I was left to fight a losing battle.

“Liverpool is a big club and there you do not go looking for the coach, knocking on the door of his office. I am grown man and I was able to deal with it.

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“He had a particular system and I did not fit in. It was up to me to find a solution. These are things that happen in a career. There are no regrets.”

Current Liverpool stars will be hoping they fit under Klopp’s new system, with players like Daniel Sturridge already spending time on the bench. 

As well as Wijnaldum and Mane, Klopp has also signed Loris Karius, Joel Matip, Ragnar Klaven and Alexander Manninger this summer.

In other Liverpool transfer news, defender Andre Wisdom is preparing for a move to Red Bull Salzburg in a season-long loan deal, and fans have had a mixed reaction to the news.