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Benteke A Great Signing For Liverpool –PHenderson

Posted: Jul 24, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says the signing of Christian Benteke is “fantastic news” that will take the club closer to their targets of winning silverware and securing a top four finish in the coming season.

Henderson, speaking at Liverpool’s open training session in Kuala Lumpur ahead of today’s match against the Malaysia XI, said he was excited about playing with the Belgium international whose £32.5 million move from Aston Villa was finalised on Wednesday.

“It’s absolutely fantastic news,” Henderson said. “He’s a good presence and a good man to have in your team. He’s good technically as well and scores a lot of goals so hopefully he will be a big player for us this season.”

James Milner, another of Liverpool’s England international midfielders who joined the club last month from Manchester City, said that he was relieved to finally be playing alongside the 24-year-old forward instead of facing up to him on the pitch.