Anextremely rare Yossi Benayoun match worn shirt from the Liverpool vs. Debrecen match played on November 24th, 2009 at the Ferenc Puskás Stadium in Budapest, Hungary. Liverpool took an early lead in the 4th minute from a tap in by David N'Gog. Benayoun came on as a substitute in the 77th minute for N'Gog as Liverpool went on the win 1-0.
Inthe 2009/10 season, Liverpool qualified directly to the Uefa Champions League group stages due to a 2nd place finish in the Premier League a year prior. They were drawn into Group B alongside: Fiorentina, Lyon and Debrecen. Benayoun featured in all group stage matches playing a total 454 minutes and scoring two goals.
This shirt is arguably one of the rarest "legioner" shirts as it was worn in the most prestigious club competition by Benayoun, who some consider to be the best Israeli footballer of all time. Despite the fact that this home kit had been used by Liverpool in the previous 2008/09 season, it additionally featured the "respect" patch on the left sleeve (this was the first season in which the "respect" patch was used). It also contains the unique 5 times champions patch.
|Benayoun vs. Debrecen in the Champions League|
|Benayoun and Gerrard|