Liverpool centre-forward Christian Benteke is reportedly willing to leave Anfield on loan.
The Belgium international has been widely expected to make a move away from the Reds this summer, with Premier League rivals Crystal Palace and West Ham United amongst the clubs interested.
Benteke has made a promising start to his Merseyside career under Brendan Rodgers after the forward signed a £140,000-per-week contract last summer.
Liverpool fans are largely in favour of Benteke’s decision, however, with a selection of annoyed tweets rounded-up below..!
We CANNOT let Benteke go out on loan. Please, I’d rather take a 5m hit on him now and take the money. Look what’s happened to Balotelli #LFC
— JürgenKlopp (@KloppRevxlution) August 3, 2016
— AnfieldsKopArmy (@AnfieldsKopArmy) August 3, 2016
I really hope Benteke moves to Sunderland it would be a great move for all parties involved #LFC
— Sam (@SimplyAlaba) August 3, 2016
In the right system, Benteke will score a lot of goals for a Premier League side. In this market, someone will eventually pay what LFC want.
— Dom (@Frankly2Shankly) August 3, 2016
Have we messed up the Benteke situation? Please don’t tell me he’s leaving on loan when we could have got 30M for the player last month?
— Curtis (@curt444) August 4, 2016
Don’t loan out Benteke ???? Just sell him for £27m and get him off the books instead of demanding the full £32.5 million
— Indigo (@IndigoLFC) August 3, 2016
It sums up football nowadays as Benteke can’t get a game after leaving a solid club for money and now looks to go on loan.
— Andy Windsor (@TheRimster) August 4, 2016
So we had the chance to sell Benteke for near enough what we signed him for but now it looks like he’s going out on loan.. ???? lol
— Aáron (@Bdach_LFC) August 3, 2016
No loan on Benteke…sell him or keep him. Sturridge is always injured anyway, he might catch a break #LFC
— Pedro J. Salazar C. (@ppedrossalazar) August 4, 2016
Benteke and Defoe would be elite.
— . (@LFC_CG) August 3, 2016
Loaning Benteke would be so LFC like that it has to be true.
— Kevin (@emptyMINDZ) August 3, 2016
Scenes when Benteke scores against us for his new club. #LFC
— Danny Le Maistre (@dannylemaistre) August 3, 2016