Liverpool Transfer Rumours: Reds Set for Shock Re-Signing of Yossi Benayoun

Liverpool have today been credited with a swoop to re-sign former midfielder and out-of-favour Chelsea player, Yossi Benayoun, after he Tweeted that he was due to move on from Stamford Bridge and expected developments on his future in the next couple of days.

Benayoun, who joined Liverpool from West Ham United in 2007, has been told he has no future at the London club and has attracted interest from the likes of Lille in France and Arsenal, as well as the Reds.

The Israeli international played at Anfield for three seasons, making 92 league appearances in the process.

Wearing first the number 11 and later his favoured 15 shirt, Yossi netted three hat-tricks while wearing the Red of Liverpool; against Havant and Waterlooville in the FA Cup, Besiktas in the Champions League and Burnley in the Premier League, making him the only player to date to net trebles in all three competitions.

Benayoun was more or less a direct replacement for the outgoing Luis Garcia when he joined the Reds and was a constant supplier of goals, either by directly scoring them or through creating countless assists, as he alternated his positions between the right and left side of midfield.

Under Rafael Benitez, though, he could rarely manage several 90-minute runs in a row, often being used either from the bench or being subbed himself later in matches. He eventually moved to Chelsea for a reported fee of around £5 million.

With the transfer window set to close on Wednesday, time is running out for Yossi to finalise a move for the next chapter in his career. Whether it will be a second spell at Anfield remains to be seen.

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