After completing the move, Benteke told LFC’s official website: “I’m very happy to be here”. It’s something I’m really happy with and I think he’ll bring a lot to the squad.

“I expect them (Di Maria, Rojo and Hernandez) here tomorrow”, the United manager said at a press conference in San Jose on Friday.

“I’m very happy. The Belgian connection is there now and it will be nice for the people in Belgium to follow LFC”. Sturridge’s finishing remains top-drawer, however, and if he can stay fit and adjust to the arrival of Benteke Liverpool could have a very potent strikeforce.

“He will work hard in training”, Mignolet continued. He is great in the air, strong; he can hold the game up and he can play counterattack or play deep with his physical strength.

However, while Liverpool have been much busier than their key rivals for the top four spots, Comolli believes that the other sides are getting their summer business right, while Liverpool are setting themselves up for a fall. He has scored seven times in 24 global appearances.

“It is a position where I think I can score goals”.

“I’m happy to be part of this team and will (try) to help this team reach its goals”.

Rightly or not, the Kopites still see their club as one of the biggest in Europe, and there has been considerable speculation over the Ulsterman’s future at the club’s helm, given his lack of success.

‘[Sturridge] can be as good as any striker in the world with his talent, ‘ Rodgers said in April.

Milner and Lucas only have faced Benteke as opponents. Their first match is at Stoke on 9 August, live on Sky Sports 1.

Benteke could provide him with his get-out-of-jail-free card, having scored 42 goals in 89 Premier League games with Villa. Yes, the Belgian striker ticks a number of boxes, in terms of goal scoring record, age profile and Premier League experience.

The 19-year-old has impressed on the club’s pre-season tour, which has now moved on to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, and is likely to get more first-team chances after Sterling’s £49million departure to Manchester City. It’s safe to say Benteke won’t have a problem fitting in with his new teammates, especially those who are thankful to play with, instead of against, him.