Benteke has no Liverpool regrets

Christian Benteke said he doesn't regret moving to Liverpool last season even though his time at the club was relatively unsuccessful.

The Belgian forward joined the Reds from Aston Villa in a £32 million deal at the start of the 2015/16 Premier League season, but after his form suffered after a couple of niggling injuries and he ultimately fell out of favour.

"It was an honour to play for Liverpool, such a big club with such a big history," Benteke told Sky Sports.

"I didn't play or perform as I wanted. It was my decision to go there and I don't regret anything.

"I didn't have the chances to perform. I learned that's football. That is why I have no anger against anyone there.

"[The] frustration is at myself that in the short time I had to play I didn't do it as I wanted. Brendan [Rodgers] did everything for me to come there, then I had my injury and I couldn't help. I wanted to do more."

Jurgen Klopp's side recouped the majority of their outlay on the 25-year-old when he signed for Crystal Palace in the off season an he opened his account for his new club during their 2-1 win over Middlesbrough last week.

"I am very happy to be here and to have the chance to show myself again," Benteke added. "I am really looking forward to the new challenge.

"I have been in the Premier League for four years and, without wanting to sound arrogant, have been doing well. I want to show again what I can do because last year I didn't have the chance to do it all season.

"I knew the quality of the players here and I knew about the manager [Pardew]. It was an easy decision to take. In terms of style it's a good fit."

"I spoke with the manager a few times before the Euros, I gave him my word that if he did everything he could, I would do everything I could to come here."