“Yossi loves Liverpool and wants to stay but he feels that Rafa does not really trust him. Whenever Rafa looks to make a substitution or rotate the team, Yossi always seems to be the fall guy, even when he is playing really well. He believes he would be better off playing under a manager who really believes in him. None of the [Liverpool] players really know if Rafa will be manager next season but Yossi says that if Rafa stays, then he will go. He feels he would get more chances at another team.”
Benayoun only signed a contract extension until 2013 last summer but he has strongly been linked with a move to Chelsea. The 30 year old started the season strongly and scored nine goals in 42 appearances, becoming one of the most creative players in the Liverpool team, but he has become frustrated with the manager’s seeming reluctance to pick him as an automatic first choice.