The injury report has come in and it’s not looking good for Liverpool. Striker Christian Benteke will miss at least two-weeks due to a hamstring injury. MRI results have classified the injury as a strain, though a strain to such a large muscle group typically has a way of nagging at a player past the recovery window. This compounds on their loss of Captain Jordan Henderson’s broken foot.
The Belgian striker was treated at half-time during Liverpool’s draw with Norwich City and was kept out for the rest of the game. Benteke was purchased by Liverpool from Aston Villa to the tune of 32.5 million pounds, and unfortunately will miss the reunion game this Saturday with his former club. He is the second most expensive transfer that Liverpool has ever signed.
Thus far in the 2015 campaign Benteke has made five appearances and hauled two goals. One being a tremendous bicycle-kick goal against Manchester United:
Liverpool is hoping that the 24-year old can return to the form he found in 2012-2013 where he netted 23 goals for Aston Villa and was nominated PFA young player of the year, but took runner-up to Gareth Bale. Benteke ruptured his achilles tendon in 2014 which left him sidelined for six months.
With the training necessary to get back up to speed after the two-weeks of rest Liverpool will most likely be missing Benteke for their match-up against Everton on October 4th.
The next time you’ll see the talented striker on the pitch may be as late as October 17th when Liverpool travels to White Hart Lane to take on the Spurs.
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