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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Christian Benteke hits back at Tim Sherwood's Liverpool comments

Christian Benteke has dismissed Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood's suggestions that he will not suit Liverpool's style of play.

Benteke, 24, signed for Liverpool from Villa this summer for £32.5 million, bringing an end to three years with the Midlands club.

Before the completion of his transfer, Sherwood warned the Belgium international: "There's no point going to a club where they don't cross the ball."

However, the striker, who scored 42 goals in 89 Premier League appearances for Villa, is confident he will be a success under Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.

"I don't believe that what he said is true and I told him that," Benteke said in the Liverpool Echo.

"I spoke with him and I explained the situation. I said football has changed and the football now is modern and I can adapt.

"It is not just about crossing, I can score normal goals too. I told him I am not afraid about it. If Liverpool bought me then they know how to use me.

"That's why I came here -- I'll show I can play with my feet too."

Tim Sherwood and Christian Benteke helped Aston Villa avoid relegation last season.

Reflecting on the £32.5m Liverpool paid for his signature and also his aims for the coming season, Benteke added: "I don't think about the transfer fee.

"I knew if I joined a big club I would have some pressure so I am ready for this challenge. I will work hard and not worry about things.

"I think the pressure will bring the best out of me. The money is high, but even if it was less when you join a big club there is pressure so I just have to deal with it.

"It is an honour to get this number and I am happy to have it. I don't like to speak about what I am going to do, I like to speak on the pitch.

"Of course I want to get into the Champions League. I can help Liverpool do that."

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