Benteke: No joy from United strike

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Christian Benteke says he can take no satisfaction from his stunning overhead volley against Manchester United in Liverpool's 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford.

Daley Blind and Ander Herrera had the Red Devils 2-0 ahead when the Belgium international acrobatically fired home to offer the Reds hope of a late comeback.

However, any hopes of a revival were soon dashed as Anthony Martial netted a debut goal after beating the Liverpool defence at the opposite end of the pitch.

And while admitting a confidence boost from scoring his second competitive goal for the Reds, Benteke was more disappointed with the result.

"It was just instinct. I saw the ball come into the box and I just thought I had to try it," he told the club's official website.

"I had some luck and I am happy with it, but we didn’t get the three points.

"For my own confidence it was good, [it is] for a striker to score, but at the end of the day I would have rather taken the three points and so I’m disappointed.

"When I scored, I thought in my mind that maybe we could come back, but they scored to make it 3-1 and that killed our hopes."

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