Benayoun scored 11 goals for Liverpool last season
Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has played down claims Yossi Benayoun could leave the club, insisting he wants the Israeli to see out his Reds contract.
Benayoun, 28, recently claimed he would seek a move unless he played more, having made just four starts in 11 appearances so far this campaign.
But Benitez said: "If you are asked if you want to play more, you say yes.
"But I have been speaking to Yossi and he's happy. If he stays here until the end of his contract, I'll be pleased."
The midfielder, who joined the club for £5m from West Ham in 2007, has made 41 appearances for Liverpool but fears that his playing time will remain restricted following the team's good start to the season.
"If the situation remains the same over the next few months, I will not want to continue as a Liverpool player," he told Israel's Channel Five TV.
"I hope it changes as I want to stay and prove myself but it won't be easy. I'm at one of the biggest clubs in the world, but if I continue to be on the sidelines, I would not want to stay, even though it is Liverpool."
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