Former Liverpool player Yossi Benayoun says The Reds’ current squad under Jürgen Klopp is “amazing” and he is delighted with how they have developed under the German’s leadership.
Benayoun spent three years at Anfield during Rafa Benitez’s reign at the club between 2007 and 2010. The former Israel international also spent time at West Ham, Chelsea, Arsenal and QPR during his years in the UK. He only officially retired in 2019 after another short stint at Beitar Jerusalem.
This week, Benayoun was speaking to the official LFCTV channel on their Legends in Lockdown programme, the transcript, of which, can be read in full here.
“I’m happy to see it, it’s amazing to see where Liverpool are at the moment.
“From what I see, they play amazing football. The most special thing is you feel they are a team – everyone knows what they’re doing on the pitch, you don’t have one or two big stars and everything is on them. The star of the team is the team itself, one unit. They play together.”
Benayoun also commented on the tight-knit unit Klopp has moulded at Liverpool and the excellent team cohesion among the group, developed over the last few years.
“… the commitment the players have is something special. I don’t see any other team in Europe that has this commitment from the goalkeeper to the striker to work together, to press. When they decide to press they press everyone, no-one can play against them. It’s amazing.
“Of course, big credit to the manager, to Jürgen Klopp. I think this is the big difference from years before. I really enjoy watching them. Hopefully, they will continue like this and make us proud.”
Benayoun, and the rest of us, will hopefully get to see The Reds back in action later this month with the Premier League aiming to return on June 17th.
Liverpool are 25 points clear at the top of the table with just six more points needed to secure the club’s 19th league title success.
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