Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has assured Christian Benteke he has a future at the club despite only starting a handful of games since the German came on board.
The Belgian has only started nine of the 22 games Klopp has overseen since he replaced Brendan Rodgers and there have been insinuations the German coach doesn’t fancy the striker.
Speaking on the striker’s situation, Klopp insisted that Benteke does have a future at the club, as against what has been in the media.
“You are too quick in your judgments. If I worked like this, I would send players who miss chances to the next club or whatever. Stay cool. Of course he has a future. That is not a question.
“What we have to do is think what team fits together for the special game. For the next game it could be different. We have to think about how we create chances. First of all we cannot hope that we can get the ball into the box and then maybe Christian will finish it.
“He is a goal-scorer and makes chances and so on. That is all good. This is how it works. We make a starting line-up and it ends at 11 then we make the bench. That is how we did it in the past, now we will do it in the future. He has always the possibility to play,” said Klopp.
Benteke’s situation was put into more perspective when he came on with only nine minutes left in the 1-0 home loss to Manchester United on Sunday.