Former Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says Benteke will give Liverpool a big impetus.


Former Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is convinced Liverpool's new signing Christian Benteke will be a decisive force for the Reds in the Premier League.

The Belgium international secured a move from Villa Park to Anfield this summer and his former manager has backed him to shine for Brendan Rodgers' side.

Lambert told Sky Sports News HQ: "I think Brendan has a really good squad, but I said at the time when they signed Christian that could be a massive signing for them.

"I still believe that is going to happen. I think Christian has given them a big impetus and will bring out the best in Coutinho, who I think is a fabulous player, and if Liverpool keep going the way they are going they are going to be around about it.

"He's a fantastic footballer. Even when I signed him at Aston Villa he had a great belief in himself that he would score and I think it is a brilliant signing. I think he'll score goals for Liverpool.”

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