Brendan Rodgers hails promising start by new strikeforce
Brendan Rodgers hails promising start by new strikeforce

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has expressed his delight with Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino after the forwards made their first-team debuts in the club`s final warm-up match before the new Premier League season.

Brendan Rodgers hails 'incredible' Christian Benteke in Liverpool win
Brendan Rodgers hails 'incredible' Christian Benteke in Liverpool win

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hailed new signing Christian Benteke after his wonder goal set the Premier League giants on their way to victory at third-tier Swindon Town in their final pre-season friendly on Sunday.

 

Christian Benteke marks Liverpool debut with spectacular strike
Christian Benteke marks Liverpool debut with spectacular strike

 Christian Benteke struck a superb volley on his debut as Liverpool battled past English third-tier side Swindon Town 2-1 in a friendly at the County Ground on Sunday.

Aston Villa sign Spanish defender Jose Angel Crespo
Aston Villa sign Spanish defender Jose Angel Crespo

Aston Villa`s overhauling of their defence after flirting with relegation last season continued on Tuesday with the signing of Spanish defender Jose Angel Crespo from relegated La Liga side Cordoba for a fee reported to be £500,000 ($780,000).

Chelsea's rivals are trying to buy titles: Jose Mourinho
Chelsea's rivals are trying to buy titles: Jose Mourinho

Known for his astute observations and even more sharp-witted comments, Jose Mourinho has once again shown a seemingly discerning judgement. This time the Chelsea manager has blamed rival English Premier League (EPL) clubs for buying titles.

Top 10 transfers between rival English Premier League clubs
Top 10 transfers between rival English Premier League clubs

The 10 biggest transfers between rival English Premier League clubs after Belgian international striker Christian Benteke signed for Liverpool from Aston Villa on Wednesday

Liverpool sign Belgian striker Benteke for £32.5 million
Liverpool sign Belgian striker Benteke for £32.5 million

Liverpool signed Belgian international striker Christian Benteke from Premier League rivals Aston Villa, the Merseyside club announced Wednesday.

Aston Villa's Christian Benteke to join Liverpool
Aston Villa's Christian Benteke to join Liverpool

Belgian international footballer Christian Benteke will undergo a medical examination here on Monday after English Premier League (EPL) club Liverpool struck a deal with Aston Villa on how his 32.5 million pounds transfer fee will be paid.

I wouldn`t stop Christian Benteke leaving Villa: Fabian Delph
I wouldn`t stop Christian Benteke leaving Villa: Fabian Delph

Aston Villa captain Fabian Delph would understand if in-demand striker Christian Benteke chose to leave the club in order to "better" himself, he said on Thursday.

Christian Benteke won`t commit future to Aston Villa
Christian Benteke won`t commit future to Aston Villa

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has refused to commit himself to the Premier League club after admitting on Tuesday that his agent will decide his future.

Liverpool preparing bid for Benteke as Kolo, Wisdom extend contract
Liverpool preparing bid for Benteke as Kolo, Wisdom extend contract

English football club Liverpool is preparing to rope in Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke after the FA Cup final on Saturday, while their defenders Kolo Touré and Andre Wisdom have signed contract extensions despite having played very little football under manager Brendan Rodgers.

Aston Villa have found their genie in Tim Sherwood
Aston Villa have found their genie in Tim Sherwood

For a Premier League club that had been fighting for relegation safety alongside having the least goals scored in the division, the arrival of former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood casted a spell of new belief and fight for Aston Villa players. Suddenly there is a wave of positivity and transformation in the Villa camp which has been orchestrated by Sherwood.

Aston Villa end Steven Gerrard`s FA Cup dream
Aston Villa end Steven Gerrard`s FA Cup dream

Fabian Delph destroyed Steven Gerrard`s hopes of a fairytale Liverpool send-off by scoring the winner as Aston Villa reached the FA Cup final with a 2-1 victory on Sunday.

Christian Benteke not done yet, says Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood
Christian Benteke not done yet, says Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood

Tim Sherwood has insisted there is more to come from striker Christian Benteke after his Aston Villa side took a giant step towards Premier League survival with a 1-0 win victory away to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

EPL: Chritian Benteke gives Tim Sherwood a perfect return to White Hart Lane
EPL: Chritian Benteke gives Tim Sherwood a perfect return to White Hart Lane

Christian Benteke gave Tim Sherwood a winning return to Tottenham Hotspur as Aston Villa moved further away from the Premier League relegation zone with a 1-0 win on Saturday.

EPL: Aston Villa's Benteke nets hat-trick in 3-3 basement battle with QPR
EPL: Aston Villa's Benteke nets hat-trick in 3-3 basement battle with QPR

Christian Benteke`s superb hat-trick rescued a potentially priceless point for Aston Villa, who twice came back from a goal down to draw 3-3 on Tuesday with relegation rivals Queens Park Rangers. 

Marouane Fellaini double helps Belgium crush Cyprus
Marouane Fellaini double helps Belgium crush Cyprus

Marouane Fellaini struck twice as Belgium moved within three points of Euro 2016 Group B qualifying leaders Wales with a 5-0 thumping of Cyprus on Saturday.

EPL: Manchester City blow chance to pressure Chelsea as Burnley stun champs
EPL: Manchester City blow chance to pressure Chelsea as Burnley stun champs

Manchester City wasted a chance to put pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea as the champions crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat at struggling Burnley on Saturday.

Aston Villa run riot to pile pressure on Sunderland's Gus Poyet
Aston Villa run riot to pile pressure on Sunderland's Gus Poyet

Aston Villa`s Christian Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor both scored twice in a 4-0 thrashing of Sunderland that left Black Cats boss Gus Poyet fighting to save his job on Saturday.

EPL: Last-gasp Christian Benteke gives Tim Sherwood first win at Aston Villa
EPL: Last-gasp Christian Benteke gives Tim Sherwood first win at Aston Villa

Christian Benteke scored a nerveless stoppage-time penalty as Aston Villa edged West Bromwich Albion 2-1 on Tuesday to earn new manager Tim Sherwood a precious first Premier League victory.