Liverpool forward Christian Benteke has expressed his dismay at life under manager Jurgen Klopp as he rarely gets game time at the club.
The Belgium international who has scored just eight goals in 35 appearances believes that the German ignores him after he made only five starts in 16 matches with Klopp has preferring a fit-again Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi in attack.
“Some team-mates have said that I was lucky with the arrival of Klopp, because I certainly would play,” he told Belgium’s Sport/Voetbalmagazine.
“When your coach says he wanted to take you to Dortmund and a little later you sit at the same club and he ignores you it is hard to understand.”
Benteke was criticized on the pitch after the defeat to Southampton at Saint Mary’s by Klopp and critics suggests that the Belgian is apparently unsuitable for the intensive, high-pressing tactics of the former Dortmund boss but the player has dismissed the claims as rubbish.
“I find it bizarre, I do not understand why people say that,” he added. “I can play pressing and moving a lot. It is not that we play in the Barcelona style.
“In January I didn’t want to leave and it’s still my desire to succeed at Liverpool. We’ll see at the end of the season.”