Rodgers: No comment on Benteke bid rumours

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers refused to make any comment on speculation surrounding a reported bid for Aston Villa's Christian Benteke.

Brendan Rodgers remained tight-lipped when quizzed on rumours linking Liverpool with a move for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.

Having received a reported £49million from Manchester City for Raheem Sterling earlier this week, rumours began to circulate that the Anfield club had tabled a bid for the Belgium international.

That fee was reported to be £32.5m - thought to be Benteke's release clause - but, after Liverpool's 2-1 friendly win over Brisbane Roar on Friday, boss Rodgers remained coy.

When asked if he could shed any light on the story, the Northern Irishman replied: "No!"

Benteke has netted 42 Premier League goals over the last three seasons.