Liverpool signed Benteke from Aston Villa for 32.5million two weeks ago and the Belgian made a big impact on his debut last weekend, scoring a stunning volley in Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Swindon.
“Confirmed: @bentekechris20 is LFC’s new No.9,” said Liverpool’s official Twitter.
Meanwhile Tim Sherwood believes Villa new boy Rudy Gestede is a better targetman than Benteke.
The 6ft 4in Benin ace last week completed a £6m switch from Blackburn to Villa, who kick off their campaign at Bournemouth on Saturday.
Villa boss Sherwood said: “Rudy has a lot of qualities but one outstanding one and that’s his aerial presence, which is immense.
Christian Benteke completed his £32.5million move from Aston Villa last month.
“It’s better than anything I have seen around in English football.
“With respect to the central defenders in the Championship, they are there because there’s a great aerial presence in that division.
“So if he can do that to them, I am sure he can do it to the guys in the Premier League.”
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