Benteke: I Did Not Have Klopp’s Trust

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Benteke has sighted a lack of trust from Jurgen Klopp led to his departure from the club, the new Crystal Palace man has revealed.

The Belgium international was relegated to the bench since Rodgers was replaced by Klopp. The forward made no impact prior to the appointment of the German.

Benteke signed a four-year deal at Palace on Saturday to end his nightmare spell at Liverpool and he has since revealed that he felt as though Klopp did not believe in him.

“A lot of things happened at Liverpool,” Benteke told his new club’s website.

“When I arrived it was with Rodgers as manager, but then he was sacked and Klopp came in and had his own plan.

“But that’s part of football. I could have done better, but I think I also needed some trust from the manager and the staff.”

The 25-year-old will be looking to get his career back on track at Selhurst Park under Alan Pardew and is confident he will be a success at Palace.

“I’m very happy to commit my future to Crystal Palace and I’m looking forward to meeting the manager, the players and the staff,” Benteke added.

“I feel really happy that the deal has been done and now I can look forward because it’s been going on for a long time, but now I think everything is going to be OK.

“I’ve met the manager a few times before I signed and that’s why I wanted to come here. I was really happy to hear about his project and that is why I am excited to come here.

“I did my own research too and there are some great wingers here and because of that I think I can be a success here.”



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