Christian Benteke Undergoes MRI On Hamstring, Doubtful To Play Vs. Carlisle

Christian Benteke will out of action for two weeks following the MRI scan on his hamstring yesterday, the Guardian has claimed.


“Danny scored there (Old Trafford) last season and he has been a real bright spark since he came in”, said Rodgers.

Christian Benteke is expected to be sidelined for a fortnight with the hamstring strain he suffered against Norwich City, putting the Liverpool striker’s availability for the Merseyside derby in doubt.

Granted, Benteke is winning more aerial duels per game (8.5) than any other player in the Premier League this season, but a majority of these are due to clearances from defence, meaning the burly Belgian is left with little to work with in terms of goalscoring opportunities. He brings something a bit different to us. I hope that he is going to go on a run’.

“His movement was excellent, he took his goal very well and did everything that could have been asked of him“. I think everyone is good (in terms of fitness).

Liverpool first-team coach Gary McAllister, speaking at a press conference to preview the game on Brendan Rodgers’ behalf, said: “It was refreshing to see Danny’s performance”.

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, was apparently not best pleased at the move – as reported by the Western Daily News.

“The first thing you have to do with players is make them feel comfortable in positions they’re playing in”, Souness told Sky Sports. When the heat is on, you tend to get closer as a group and I am certainly enjoying being back here.


Former Leeds boss McAllister – who faced Carlisle in the 2008 League One play-offs – added: “There will be some changes but we’ve got a strong squad“.

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