first_imgFormer Liverpool star Danny Murphy has told Christian Benteke to forget about a move to Anfield and remain at Aston Villa for at least one more season.The Belgian striker enjoyed a prolific end to the last campaign, scoring 12 goals in 12 Premier League games, which has led to the Reds reigniting their interest in the player.Benteke has left his agent in charge of his future, while Villans boss Tim Sherwood revealed he has a release clause of £32.5million.But Murphy has insisted it may be best for all parties if the bruising centre forward remains with Aston Villa for the foreseeable future.He told talkSPORT: “He wouldn’t get into Manchester City, Chelsea or even Arsenal’s side at the moment, so it would be more like a Liverpool or a Tottenham [who would sign him].“The problem is they’re never going to pay £32.5million to get him because last season he didn’t play well enough for a long enough and that was partly down to injuries.“I would suggest to him stay another year [at Aston Villa], play 35 games, get 20 goals, and then you might get a move to one of the big boys.“He’s a risky signing for a club to spend £32.5million on now. Inevitably when you have a really difficult injury it’s very hard to come back and play at your best level.“I think because he’s got age on his side, staying at Villa and having a sensational season might benefit him better in the long-term.”last_img