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Christian Benteke Striker given no. 9 shirt at Liverpool

Christian Benteke has been handed the number none shirt in Liverpool after scoring on his debut

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  play Christian Benteke has been given the number nine shirt in Liverpool (PA)
  play The striker scored on his Liverpool debut (Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

New Liverpool Christian Benteke has been handed the famous No 9 shirt ahead of the season.

Liverpool captured the Belgian for £32.5million from Aston Villa.

Benteke opened this goal scoring chart on his debut with a stunning volley in Liverpool's 2-1 win over Swindon.

"Confirmed: @bentekechris20 is #LFC's new No.9," a cpmment on Liverpool 's official Twitter account reads.

The 24-year-old joins the likes of Kop legends Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler to have worn the squad number.

Watch Benteke's first goal for Liverpool below:

Christian Benteke's first goal for Liverpool

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