The Belgian striker played the full 120 minutes of the 2-1 extra-time defeat, however his greatest contribution was to fire straight at West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph when clean through.
The £32.5m summer signing also fired wide when the ball dropped to him in a central position just inside the box.
It was a performance not without endeavour but it meant a continuation of a frustrating campaign for Benteke who has seven goals in 31 appearances and has failed to score in his last 11 appearances.
Benteke will be wary of the need to show an improvement in form with fellow striker Roberto Firmino beginning to justify the £29m spent on him and main hit-man Daniel Sturridge making his long awaited return from injury last night.
However, it might already be too late according to many Liverpool fans who slated Benteke's performance last night...
Benteke linked up okay, but we need to sell asap. For a "lethal goalscorer" he can't finish his dinner.— Luke - AnfieldIndex (@LiverbirdPride) February 9, 2016
I'll always say this but Benteke was a waste of money, not even worth £10million— Simon Hands (@SimonHands22) February 10, 2016
Retweet this if you think Benteke is the worst player you've ever seen in a Liverpool shirt!!— mark robinson (@robbo32) February 9, 2016
Benteke & Mignolet = Rubbish #Liverpoolfc— Rant (@rantisbest) February 10, 2016
Benteke was more of a waste of money than Andy Carroll was— kieran hart (@kieranhart110) February 10, 2016
That Benteke one on one you have to score that don't you #LFC— matt murdock (@mv_jenkins) February 9, 2016
I've been a good boy all my life why am I cursed to watch Benteke kick a football every 3 days— Yusuf (@_abusiveyusuf) February 9, 2016
Benteke had more shots on target than the entire West Ham team yesterday. What a waste of money.— Matthew (@Simptuation) February 10, 2016
Benteke is rubbish i'm done with him.— Tutto (@tuttoardito) February 9, 2016
The positives: we have less games now.— Ferg (@fergmilligan) February 9, 2016
The negatives: we still have Benteke.
My younger brother has a better finish than Benteke— Jack (@jacktreby14) February 9, 2016
Imagine paying £77 to watch Benteke too.. Lmao— O O (@otoiks) February 9, 2016
Liverpool's next match is away against bottom of the league Aston Villa - Benteke's former club.
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