English Premiership

Benteke: Joining Liverpool wasn't a mistake

2016-09-19 09:46
Christian Benteke (Getty)

London - Christian Benteke has insisted that he doesn’t regret his decision to join Liverpool even though his tenure at the club was short-lived.

Benteke made the switch to Anfield from Aston Villa in July 2015, but only managed 10 goals and six assists in 42 appearances for the Reds in all competitions.

After a season to forget, Crystal Palace ended Benteke's Anfield nightmare with a four-year deal worth £27 million last month. Despite only spending 13 months at Liverpool, Benteke said he doesn’t believe he made a mistake in joining the Reds.

"It was an honour to play for Liverpool, such a big club with such a big history," Benteke told Sky Sports. "I didn't play or perform as I wanted. It was my decision to go there and I don't regret anything.

"I didn't have the chances to perform. I learned that's football. That is why I have no anger against anyone there.

"[The] frustration is at myself that in the short time I had to play I didn't do it as I wanted. Brendan [Rodgers] did everything for me to come there, then I had my injury and I couldn't help. I wanted to do more."

Since moving to Palace, Benteke has scored once in four appearances for the club in all competitions.

 

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