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​Benayoun says privilege to play for Liverpool

Former Liverpool attacker Yossi Benayoun admits it was a privilege to wear the club's red shirt.

The Israeli was an exciting attacking midfielder at Anfield from 2007 to 2010.

He scored 29 goals in 134 appearances. And he remembers his time with the club very fondly.

"Yes, luckily I had a few really good moments with Liverpool," said Benayoun, on the latest edition of LFCTV's Legends in Lockdown.

"Those hat-tricks, I was surprised to find out that I was the only player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League, FA Cup and the Premier League. A few years later, Harry Kane and one more – if I'm not wrong – joined this group. But to be the only Liverpool player to score those three hat-tricks is something special.

"There were a few other moments, like the goal against Fulham. It was special at the moment because I really thought we would go to the end and win the league. We celebrated this day like crazy. Unlucky, the day after, Man United I think also won in the last moments and went back to the top of the table.

"I have to say, these goals are very special, but the most special thing for me is that I was privileged to wear the Liverpool shirt for three years.

"Every home game – the second you go out from the tunnel to the pitch, it's the most special thing, the best feeling in the world. I try to explain to friends – I played with them and now I'm their sporting director [at Beitar Jerusalem] – and they always ask me, 'Why? Why do you always say it's so special at Liverpool compared to other teams?'

"I say, 'You need to be there, you need to go from the tunnel to go to the pitch, to feel the atmosphere with the supporters and you will know. This is the only way you will understand the situation.'

"For me, it's the best feeling in the world."

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