Liverpool officially signed Yossi Benayoun, Israel's 27 year old captain, from West Ham yesterday. Benayoun will be the 3rd Israeli, following in Avi Cohen and Ronny Rosenthal's footsteps, to don the famous red shirt of Liverpool. How much playing time Benayoun will see for a strong Liverpool squad desperate to finally challenge for the Premier League crown is still left to be seen, but the talented midfield maestro will surely contribute when he's on the pitch. With the attacking creativity he'll bring to the last third of the pitch, Benayoun will add something to a Liverpool team which failed last year in too many matches to break down resolute defenses.
As an Israeli Liverpool fan, I'm excited to see how Benayoun will perform. Benayoun, who has continually proven his worth on every level he's played on, will now train and play with the most gifted squad he's been on to date. Time will tell whether he rises to the challenge or not ... Yalla Yossi!