Belgium star Christian Benteke was Aston Villa’s main striking threat last season. Now he is Liverpool’s chief frontman.
Villa visit Liverpool on Saturday, but Benteke will not feature , according to The Guardian, due to a hamstring injury picked up in last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Norwich City.
Liverpool will miss their target man, but not as much as Villa will.
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Benteke has excelled in this fixture in recent years.
The 24-year-old has scored five of Villa’s last nine goals against the Reds, who have not beaten the Midlands outfit at home in their last four attempts.
Two of Benteke’s five goals against Liverpool came in a 3-1 win at Anfield in 2012…
Scott Sinclair is the only Villa player to have netted more than one league goal this season, as Tim Sherwood has struggled to replace Benteke.
Benteke is Liverpool’s leading goalscorer this term, but the Reds can now call upon Daniel Sturridge, who is finally back after almost six months on the sidelines.