Christian Benteke Aston Villa
Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has been in very good form of lateReuters

Liverpool will reportedly be making a move for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke after his side's FA Cup final clash against Arsenal on Saturday.

After their success in 2013/14, where they narrowly missed out on the English Premier League title, the Reds have been very poor this season, finishing in sixth place, 25 points behind champions Chelsea.

They have been particularly poor up front, as they have only managed just 52 goals in the Premier League this season, nearly half of what they scored in 2013/14.

The strikers they signed last summer – Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert – have proved to be big flops, with the pair only managing three Premier League goals between them this season.

Daniel Sturridge, who scored 21 Premier League goals in 2013/14, has also failed to make an impact, due to him spending nearly five months on the sidelines with various injuries.

As a result Liverpool, who were thumped 6-1 by Stoke City in their final fixture of the season, are desperate to sign a new striker, with Balotelli and Lambert expected to be offloaded this summer

A number of names, including Burnley's Danny Ings, Manchester United's Javier Hernandez and Manchester City's Stevan Jovetic and Edin Dzeko are being linked with a move to Anfield, but it is believed that Liverpool have made signing Benteke their number one priority this summer.

Liverpool were linked with a move for the Belgian in the January transfer window, but manager Brendan Rodgers decided against the move as the striker was not in very good form then, having just returned from a lengthy injury that ruled him out of the 2014 World Cup.

Liverpool, however, are now reportedly very keen on landing the 24-year-old striker as he has been in red hot form of late, scoring 12 goals in his last 12 Premier League games to help Aston Villa successfully escape the clutches of relegation.

And, according to the Guardian, the Reds are reportedly going to make a move for him after Aston Villa's clash against Arsenal in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

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