By Coral Barry
Christian Benteke launched a stinging attack on Jurgen Klopp – and Liverpool fans are waving goodbye their £32.5million striker.
The Belgian used the international break to hit out at his manager, telling Belgian media that he cannot understand why Klopp tried to sign him at Borussia Dortmund and is now ignoring him at Anfield.
Benteke, 25, has managed just 12 league starts all season after his big money move to Liverpool in last summer and his last league start under Klopp was in the 2-0 defeat to West Ham on 2 January.
The striker was furious when asked about his situation at Anfield and Liverpool supporters could not believe Benteke’s comments.
Benteke hardly moves on a football pitch, misses lots of chances then says he can't understand why Klopp doesn't pick him. That makes sense?
— "YNWA" LFC Story (@LFCHistoryShow) March 23, 2016
Yep that's benteke gone..
— Macca (@KloppsKopDream) March 23, 2016
The thing about Benteke is nearly every #LFC fan predicted exactly what would happen if we signed him for that money.
— Smyth (@Smythwicks90) March 23, 2016
Benteke has basically put himself up for sale there
— will (@willsass23) March 23, 2016
No nails glue for your coffin Is over there Benteke ???????? along with a long rod with shoulder straps for your back #LFC
— Paul Welsh (@trojanmod69) March 23, 2016
That was a very bad move from Benteke, it's over for him. To west ham with you.
— ffs (@BottlingPool) March 23, 2016
Benteke didn't necessarily "hit out" at Klopp. He just can't understand why he isn't being considered. Someone should tell him.
— Shane (@Blame_Suarez) March 23, 2016
Benteke has the cheek to claim he hasn't been given a chance by Klopp. The guy can't finish simple one-on-ones. Nail in the coffin there.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) March 23, 2016
Cameras caught Klopp berating Benteke after the embarrassing 3-2 loss to Southampton on Sunday and it seems as though the striker has just poured fuel on his increasingly fiery relationship with his manager.
Liverpool fans seem to think the Belgian has just ended his Anfield career, but this one supporter seems more interested in how Klopp will respond to Benteke’s grievances.
Really don't know who'd win in a fight between Klopp and Benteke. Reckon we'll find out soon enough.
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) March 23, 2016
In other Liverpool news, Klopp is planning to return to Borussia Dortmund for a player raid.