The Liverpool’s defender, Kolo Toure, believes that the signing of Belgian striker’s, Christian Benteke, will convert Liverpool into serious contenders in the Premier League this season.
24year old Belgian arrived at Anfield from Aston Villa in £32.5million transfer fee after completion of his medical.
Benteke becomes the Reds’ seventh signing of this summer. Benteke has earned over 20 caps for Belgium since making his debut in 2010. He had scored 42 goals for Aston Villa in 88 matches.
Ivorian defender Toure told
“Benteke is a great player. It’s much better to have him on my side than have to play against him. He’s so strong and powerful – we all know about his qualities. He’s a goal scorer but his mental strength is very important. I’ve played against some good strikers who are mentally weak. Benteke isn’t weak, he stands up for himself. No matter what happens on the pitch, he will perform. The club has done some unbelievable business this summer and it’s going to be a big season for us. I see so much talent in this squad. So much will be played in the mind. If we are strong mentally then I don’t think anyone can beat us with the team the manager has built.”