Rodgers: A great night for Benteke

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke is already proving to be a shrewd acquisition, and manager Brendan Rodgers was impressed with his performance against Bournemouth.

The Reds took on the the Cherries at Anfield on Monday, and the Belgium international struck just before the half-hour mark to hand Liverpool their second 1-0 win of the fledgling campaign.

"I thought he deserved his goal and will be disappointed he didn't get another," Rodgers said. "But it was a good night for him.

"I thought his hold-up play was excellent. You can see his feet – he's got a good touch and awareness for a big guy and, of course, naturally when the ball comes into the box he's a big threat."

"I think it's a great feeling, and it's important for the confidence for the next game," Benteke added. "The more important thing is the clean sheet. We didn't concede and we won tonight, so we go on to the next one."

Liverpool are now alongside Manchester City, Leicester City and Manchester United with six points from two games, and take on Arsenal at Emirates Stadium next Monday.