Liverpool striker Christian Benteke is determined to stay at Anfield and fight for his role at the club. The 25-year old star moved to Merseyside in the summer, but has found his first-team opportunities limited under Jurgen Klopp.
Benteke has been linked with a move away from the club in recent times, but after scoring the winning goal in Liverpool's dramatic victory against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, he reiterated his desire to stay with the Reds.
"I haven't talked with the manager to ask him why I'm not playing. I just wait for my chance," said Benteke, according to Sky Sports. "I'm feeling good. I'm working very hard on the training pitch, just to be ready when the manager needs me."
Despite the speculation surrounding his future, Benteke insisted he has always been focused on doing his best for Liverpool. "In my mind I was never thinking about a move. I didn't want to leave," he said. "I've still enough ambition and enough character to fight in difficult moments. I don't give up easily. I fight until the end."
Benteke has consistently found himself on Liverpool's bench in the past few months, but has pledged to fight his way through this "difficult" moment in his career. "It's not the easiest of situations but you have to be ready. It's in the most difficult situations that the real warriors, the tough men and determined guys stand up," the Liverpool striker said.
"In a career you'll have top moments, also your difficult times. You have to be up for it. I have to take every chance, every minute the manager gives me."