IAN RUSH: Liverpool FC's Ryan Babel can learn from Yossi Benayoun
15 September 2009 12:00
RAFA BENITEZ asked his players to do their talking on the pitch and Yossi Benayoun responded brilliantly at Anfield on Saturday.
The Israeli was excellent against Burnley and fully deserved his hat-trick.
Ryan Babel could learn a lot from Benayoun.
Rather than moan about not being in the side every week, Benayoun knuckled down and was determined to take his chance.
Benayoun is not an automatic pick at Liverpool but he has given his manager a major selection dilemma for tomorrow night.
In contrast others have made Benitez's job easy because when they have played they haven't done enough to earn a regular spot.
As far as I'm concerned Benayoun is an excellent squad player.
He is one of those players who can come off the bench and win you a game.
He's similar to Vladimir Smicer and I think there are certain teams he's perfect to play against.