With the current look of things at Anfield, Christian Benteke is bound to be out of club at the end of the season, as his style of play isn’t with sync with Klopp’s system. The Aston Villa Summer arrival has scored 7 goals thus far and found playing time hard to come by since the German’s arrival. Currently nearing his return from injury at the moment, Benteke has however found himself behind the trio of Sturridge, Origi and Firmino in the striking preference list, and has already expressed his frustrations. As the picture of a departure continues to get clearer, former Liverpool defender and legend, Steve Nicol has revealed whom he thinks would replace the 6 ft tall Belgian.
As reported by ESPN, Nicol thinks Benteke’s fellow countryman and Marseille forward, Michy Batshuayi is in prime position to arrive by Summer to replace him. Liverpool are keen to have the 22-year-old join them for next season as plans to add options to the attack are afoot. Michy Batshuayi has been a positive in Marseille’s below-average this season, netting 15 goals in the French Ligue 1 this term and steadily holding claim to a place in Belgium’s contingent to the Euros. West Ham, Tottenham and Juventus are also interested in landing the sharp shooter of a youngster, and Nicol says of his possibility of being on Liverpool’s hit list,
“He’s young, scoring goals in Ligue 1 – which doesn’t always translate into the Premier League. He’s an up and coming player, he’s an international, he’s only 22, he’s got ability, and he scores goals. I think there’s a good possibility he goes to Liverpool over Spurs. I think there’s a good chance this kid goes to Liverpool as one Belgian will go out in Benteke, and another will come in, in Batshuayi.”