Benteke warned over place in squad

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke has been warned that his place in the Belgium squad for Euro 2016 is under threat.

 The former Aston Villa man has struggled to hold down a regular spot in Jurgen Klopp’s side and is seemingly behind Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino for a place in the Reds attack.

Benteke did his prospects no harm with the late penalty winner against Crystal Palace last week, but he saw himself relegated back to being an unused substitute against Manchester United on Thursday
And now Belgium boss Marc Wilmots has warned the twenty-six year old that he may struggle to claim a place in the squad.
“It’s difficult for him.” he said.
“Klopp arrived and visibly made his choice. Benteke is going to have doubts now. We’ve all gone through that. I understand that and regret it.
“He missed the World Cup because of an injury, and missing the Euros would hurt.
“Now, he has to work. Christian has the time to prove that he can mean something to Liverpool.”
The striker spots in Wilmots’ squad are fiercely contested, with Everton forward Romelu Lukaku and Marseille man Michy Batshuayi competing with Benteke and Origi for places in the final twenty-three this Summer.
And Wilmots will given Benteke cause for hope with his comments on the basis he will select his final squad on.
“I will choose depending on what they bring, and not on how well they played in the past few months.” he revealed.
“Batshuayi is a poacher. Benteke is better with his head and at linking up. Lukaku has pace and power. My choice will also depend on the wingers I take.” he added.
Benteke and Origi will be hoping to both be part of the squad
Source – kopworld

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