Liverpool new boy Christian Benteke hits back at Sherwood and Keane

The Belgian striker dismissed the criticism aside with the vow that he will prove his doubters wrong.

The Aston Villa manager had claimed that Liverpool’s £32.5 million signing Christian Benteke won’t  fit in Anfield where they don’t cross the ball. While previously Villa’s assistant coach suggested that Benteke won’t reach top level because of his lack of commitment at training.

“I don’t believe that what he said is true and I told him that,” Benteke told the Liverpool Echo. “I spoke with him and I explained the situation. I said football has changed and is now more modern and I can adapt.

“It is not just about crossing, I can score normal goals too. I told him I am not afraid about it. If Liverpool bought me then they know how to use me. That’s why I came here – I’ll show I can play with my feet too.”

Benteke smashed his debut goal for the Merseyside club on Sunday with a stunning volley in a 2-1 friendly victory over Swindon Town, and the striker is confident that he can help the Reds cruise to Champions League route.