• Christian Benteke is Liverpool's fourth choice striker at the moment.
  • The Belgium international will be allowed to leave if interested clubs make serious offers.

Christian Benteke's agent is hoping clubs interested in signing the Belgian striker make their offers concrete at the earliest as they are hoping to reach a solution at the earliest and find a way out of Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp has made it clear that the striker is not in his plans and is open to allowing him to leave the club this summer.

The 25-year-old striker was signed by former manager Brendan Rodgers from Aston Villa in a £32.5m ($42.4m) deal, but fell out of favour following the arrival of Jurgen Klopp. He made just 10 Premier League starts under the German manager and dropped behind Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Sadio Mane in the pecking order.

Benteke has been left out of Liverpool's pre-season games this summer, and is unlikely to be afforded any game time this season. Klopp has favoured Sturridge, Origi and Danny Ings instead of the Belgian and recently indicated that he is ready to offload the former Villa forward, but made it clear to interested clubs that they will have to make a serious offer as Liverpool are keen to recoup most of the £32.5m they paid to sign him last summer.

Crystal Palace were credited with interest for the striker earlier in the summer, while Besiktas from Turkey are also said to be keen to land the Belgium international. The player's agent, however, has rejected speculation regarding an imminent transfer, while hoping that interested clubs make their offer known sooner rather than later.

Christian Benteke
Jurgen Klopp is ready to let Christian Benteke leave Liverpool on a permanent basis this summer Getty

"We are waiting for any news but at this moment there is nothing concrete. There are several teams interested in signing him so hopefully we can reach a resolution soon," Eris Kismet told the Guardian.