Liverpool will assess Christian Benteke on his return from international duty after he was substituted at half time during Belgium’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Cyprus.
Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard scored a late winner for the Red Devils on Sunday as they postponed Wales’s dream qualification for France 2016 with a 1-0 win.
Benteke was replaced by Liverpool teammate Divock Origi at the interval, and the Reds are worried that he has aggravated a thigh injury which was a concern prior to the break.
However, Marc Wilmots may simply have chosen to substitute the striker because of his performance in Nicosia, which was widely considered to be very disappointing.
Christian Benteke has just delivered one of the poorest performances you will ever see in international football. Subbed off at the break!
— Callum Mulvihill (@CallumMulvihill) September 6, 2015
Benteke was Liverpool’s marquee signing of the summer, arriving in a £32.5m deal from Aston Villa, and has scored once in his opening four Premier League games for the Reds.
Brendan Rodgers will be desperate for the 24-year-old, who has scored seven goals in 24 international appearances since his debut in 2010, to be fit for the trip to Manchester United on Saturday.
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