Benayoun desperate for first team action

The Israeli, who joined the Reds from West Ham in the summer of 2007, admits that he has thought about leaving Anfield.

He told The Sun: “The fact that I’m not involved and always come on as a sub tells you something. Even if it’s Liverpool, if I don’t get to play in the next few months I will not want to be here.

“I enjoy my time in England but maybe it is time to learn a new language, maybe Italian, French or Russian.

“When I came here it wasn’t so I could tell everyone, ‘Hey I play for Liverpool’.

“My purpose was to prove myself, and in the first year I think I did. I understand that I am at one of the biggest clubs in the world and that this year there are better players.”

He added: “After our win over Manchester United I lost my place. Everyone wants to play and it is no fun sitting on the bench or playing just a few minutes.

“I’m part of the rotation but I hope in the next few months it will change.”