Liverpool striker Christian Benteke has named Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho among the two managers he would really enjoy working for, according to Belgian outlet Sport Magazine per [the Daily Star].
Benteke, 24, made the move from Aston Villa to Liverpool for a hefty £32.5m during the summer after impressing Brendan Rodgers with his displays at the Midlands club. And according to the Daily Mirror’s David Anderson, the Belgian powerhouse is currently on £140,000 a week at Anfield.
Chelsea and Manchester United were keen to sign Benteke during the summer, with the Blues’ talismanic forward Eden Hazard speaking of his desire to play together with Benteke, whom he described as a very good friend. Nevertheless, Chelsea opted not to sign the Belgian ace, and went ahead to bring in Radamel Falcao to Stamford Bridge on a loan basis.
Benteke, who is currently sidelined with an injury and is facing a race to be fit for the Merseeyside derby at the weekend, was asked by Belgian outlet Sport Magazine which coach he would most like to work with, and he said: “Jose Mourinho and [Bayern Munich boss] Pep Guardiola.
“Not only because of their achievements: they have won everything.
“Their approach is completely different and it is also why I would like to work with both.”
Benteke got his career at Merseyside off to a quick start with a goal in his second game for the club, but he has since scored just one more goal.
Rodgers will now be hoping his star striker is fully fit for the all-important Merseyside derby, as Liverpool will be aiming to clinch all three points