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Crystal Palace striker Benteke admits Liverpool 'regret'

Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke feels he wasn't played to his strengths at Liverpool.

Benteke started well at Anfield but, after Jurgen Klopp arrived in October, the ex-Genk man struggled for game-time.

Looking back on his big-money move from Villa to Liverpool, Benteke told talkSPORT: "That was a regret. I don't like that term but I wish I had more time to prove myself because I could have shown a better Benteke.

"I will say from Aston Villa to Liverpool to Crystal Palace I play with different managers.

"When I was at Villa, for example, we were more like an attacking team.

"I remember we played a lot of games winning 3-2, 4-3. We were constantly conceding goals but we were scoring a lot of goals as well.

"With Crystal Palace under Roy, for example, we are more like a compact team. We don't score a lot of goals but we don't concede a lot of goals as well. Your task changes.

"You have to think about helping other players, not like how many goals am I going to score today? If I say I will have four or five chances, it's a lie. We are going to get one or two and we have to make sure we score from two chances and make sure we are in a good shape.

"We are hard to break down when we are in the shape."


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