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Benteke has what it takes to be star at Pool: Toure

Christian Benteke's move to Liverpool could go through today and according to defender Kolo Toure, the striker has what it takes to be an Anfield success.

The Belgium international has undergone the second part of his medical in London ahead of a #32.5million deal and is set to be confirmed as the Reds' seventh signing of the summer.

Toure has played against Benteke and he believes his arrival signals a real statement of intent by his club and boss Brendan Rodgers.

He said: "Benteke is a great player. It is much better to have him on my side than have to play against him.

"He's so strong and powerful and his mental strength is important. Benteke isn't weak, he stands up for himself. No matter what happens on the pitch, he will perform.

"The club has done some unbelievable business this summer and it's going to be a big season for us.

"If we are strong mentally then I don't think anyone can beat us with the team the manager has built."