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Benayoun ponders Reds exit

19 Nov 2008 - 09:18:50

Liverpool midfielder Yossi Benayoun has dropped a major hint that he will leave the club in the near future if he continues to be a bit-part player at Anfield.

The 28-year-old Israel international has made just two starts for the Reds in the last month and Benayoun is clearly frustrated at not being a regular starter for Rafa Benitez's side.

He told Israeli TV: "If the situation remains the same over the next few months and I'm not getting more time in the middle, I will not want to continue as a Liverpool player.

"The fact that I have spent so much time on the bench, while there has been a winning formula on the pitch, tells you everything.

"I hope it changes for me, because I want to stay and prove myself, but it won't be easy. I know I'm at one of the biggest clubs in the world and that there are many good players who sometimes aren't even in the squad.

"I always wanted to prove myself good enough for Liverpool and I thought I did well last season to contribute so many goals and assists.

"But there seems to be more competition for places this time and if I continue to be on the sidelines, I would not want to stay, even though it is Liverpool."

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