The Israeli star played for top clubs such as Arsenal, West Ham United, Liverpool and Chelsea, gracing the Premier League for several years.
He spent four years at the Reds, making 134 appearances in that time.
Benayoun was also successful on the international stage, scoring 24 times for Israel. However, bid his final farewell by thanking the fans, the ones who gave me love wherever I went,” Benayoun said on Instagram.
“I am sure that the next chapter will be challenging and no less exciting.
“There are moments [from my football career] I’ll take with me for life.”
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Ten and thousands of Hong Kong protesters flood city streets in largest rally in weeks
Source: AFP- A sea of democracy activists flooded the streets of Hong Kong Sunday in a defiant show to the city’s leaders that their movement still pulls wide public support, despite mounting violence and increasingly stark warnings from Beijing.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters carrying umbrellas poured across the heart of Hong Kong island defying torrential rain and a police order not to march from a park where they had gathered earlier for a rally.
Weeks of demonstrations have plunged the financial hub into crisis, with images of masked black-clad protesters engulfed by tear gas during street battles against riot police stunning a city once renowned for its stability.
Sunday’s action, which organisers the Civil Human Rights Front said drew more than 1.7 million in the largest rally in weeks, was billed as a return to the “peaceful” origins of the leaderless protest movement.
“It’s been a long day and we’re very tired, but to see so many people out in the rain marching for Hong Kong gives strength to everyone,” said Danny Tam, a 28-year-old graphic designer.
The unprecedented political crisis was sparked by opposition to a plan to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland.