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Liverpool will have to alter style to house Aston Villa ace Benteke - Given

Stoke City goalkeeper Shay Given believes Liverpool will need to change in order to accommodate Christian Benteke.

The Irishman knows the powerful Belgian striker well from their time spent together at Aston Villa and although he understands the Reds will be getting a quality player, he suggests Brendan Rodgers may have to alter his game plan slightly to fit Benteke in.

"Christian Benteke is a class player, his goals were so important last year for keeping us in the division," Given told Sky Sports News HQ of Benteke who is set to join the Reds on Wednesday.

"Of course £32m is a lot of money but he does not come up with that price tag, it is the clubs themselves. Only time will tell if he is worth that money.

"If he scores the goals and gets them back into the Champions League then people will say it is money well spent.

"But Liverpool might have to change their style of play to suit him as he is more of a target man; but if Liverpool can get the ball to him in the box then I think he will get the goals."

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