Good bit of business!
Liverpool midfielder Yossi Benayoun has signed a two-year contract extension tying him to the club until 2013.
The Israel international, 29, told the club’s website: “I am very happy that we have reached an agreement.
“Hopefully, now I can concentrate on the hard work that needs to be done, to play better and win some silverware.”
Benayoun, signed from West Ham in July 2007, scored nine goals in 42 games last season, including Liverpool’s Champions League winner at Real Madrid.
He follows Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres, Daniel Agger and Dirk Kuyt in committing his long-term future to the club. (BBC Sport)
This contract signing may be one of the best bits of business Rafa Benitez does this summer. By securing the long term future of the adaptable hard working Israeli he gives Liverpool more strength in depth whilst keeping a talented player at a club he clearly adores.
Yossi had a good first season during which time he proved himself very useful to the cause but last term he went up a notch, especially towards the end of the season where he scored crucial goals on a regular basis. Benayoun has been courted by a number of other clubs who would probably have guaranteed first team football and whilst at Anfield he can’t be sure of starting every game he can be sure that if he puts in his usual workload he will always be considered an integral part of the set-up.