The injured Israel skipper, 27, is praying his countrymen do the business and keep the Three Lions' finals hopes alive by beating Russia.
And Kop star Benayoun, who has a groin injury, said: "I'm sick I can't play.
"Stevie G and Crouchy have been driving me nuts for weeks about it. And I promised I'd sort it for them.
"However, I'm not sure if Steve will make it as he is busy with a meaningless match the night before!"