The Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern couldn’t quite believe what they were watching last night. Indeed, while seeing bitter rivals Manchester United win can never be a good thing for our resident Reds, many of those propping up our bar were praising some old transfer business conducted by the club as Crystal Palace crumbled against Jose Mourinho’s men, despite going 0-2 up.
That’s because Christian Benteke looked awful. The Belgian spent an unhappy year at Anfield after a big money move from Aston Villa, though the Kop giants were somehow able to recoup some of the big fee they splashed out on him when the Eagles came calling in the summer of 2016. With Jurgen Klopp’s current attack looking devastating, our resident Reds couldn’t help but laugh at his performance last night.
With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the reaction online as Liverpool fans delivered their verdict on Benteke’s Crystal Palace performance.
One of the biggest mysterys of modern day football is firstly, how Liverpool paid 30 million for Benteke and, more importantly, how they managed to get rid of him for the same price.
— Ciarán Stafford (@CiaranStaff95) March 5, 2018
— John Henry's Wallet (@LFC_Moneyman) March 5, 2018
Still can’t believe we signed Benteke for 30 million, then got it back, in Jurgen we love.
— • (@JobzyLFC) March 5, 2018
#Lfc Benteke getting money under false pretences. He is awful. Why is he still on the pitch?
— Scouse Kagsy (@scousekagsy) March 5, 2018
Never mind Liverpool paying £32mil for Benteke, how the hell did they get £27 of it back from Crystal Palace?
— Luke Adair (@Lukiee08) March 5, 2018
Benteke is an absolute disgrace. How did #LFC ever pay £32m for him!
— DermotQ (@DermotQuinlan) March 5, 2018
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— Antony (@AntAntonyAnt) March 5, 2018