Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has said that Christian Benteke needs better service from his teammates if he is to be a success at Anfield.
Benteke joined the Reds from Aston Villa for £32.5m this summer as manager Brendan Rodgers looked to add a goalscorer to his team, but the Belgian has scored just once in his first four Premier League appearances at his new club.
Lawrenson insisted that the striker has the quality to be a success at Liverpool but stressed that the current style of football being played at the club is making life more difficult for the summer signing.
"They know Benteke will score but Liverpool's problem is getting the best out of him," Lawrenson told BBC Sport. "Football is really simple sometimes – give your striker the service and he will get you the goals.
"With Benteke, the way to do that is to deliver crosses into the box, but that is hard when Liverpool lack width in their attack.
"What Liverpool are doing this season is making the pitch narrower, and relying on their full-backs for width rather than their forwards. It has not worked for them so far."