WATCH - Rodgers claims he has no knowledge of Benteke deal

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Rodgers sidesteps Benteke questions
Rodgers sidesteps Benteke questions

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has bizarrely claimed he has no knowledge of his club making a move to sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.

Liverpool have activated the £32.5m clause in Benteke's Villa contract and expect to confirm his signing in the next couple of days, but that news seemed to come as a surprise to Rodgers.

If the Liverpool manager really doesn't know about his club's moves to sign the Belgian striker, then he needs to give his bosses at Anfield a ring as Benteke is believed to be undergoing a medical ahead of his move.

There is a certain amount of comedy value in Rodgers' response to this question as he was asked by a bemused reporter about Benteke's imminent arrival in his squad and offered this response: