Benitez told liverpoolfc.tv: "He is playing well. He is a player with game intelligence, with ability and someone who can score goals. He is a player we are keeping an eye on for the future.
"It is not easy with the strikers we have and the situation at the moment, but we know he is a good player who has the quality and talent we need.
"He must keep working. His is learning and working with the staff. I think he will be much better in time because he wants to learn."