Arsenal legend believes Benteke's playing style would compliment his own abilities better than a

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has revealed Christian Benteke is the Premier League striker he would like to play alongside with.

The Belgian joined the Merseysiders last month after Aston Villa and Liverpool agreed a £32.5million fee for Benteke.

However, Henry reckons the Reds' new no.9, who scored a cracking goal on his debut in a friendly against Swindon Town, will be a better strike partner than any other in the league.

He told talkSPORT: “When someone asks me a question like that [who would you most like to play with] I think straight away, ‘can I play with him? Can he play with me?’

“I could have played with Benteke because I could have played off him. He can hold up the ball then I could have wandered around him. He takes all the knocks and kicks and I’m on the side.

“I think if he has an amazing season, Liverpool will be in the top four. It is a lot of pressure but that’s why they have paid the big money for him.

"I think if he does have a big season, one of those seasons where everything you touch goes in, he will be very important.

“He is a player that, right now when I look at the league, I would have liked to play with him.”

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