What a player: Liverpool fans hail Benayoun as attacker announces retirement

On Thursday, former Premier League ace Yossi Benayoun announced his retirement from professional football at the grand age of 38.

Benayoun turned out for the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and West Ham United during his career, which finished with Beitar Jerusalem.

The 102-time Israel international scored trebles in each of the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup during his time at Liverpool.

Benayoun made 134 appearances for the Reds, scoring 29 times in the process.

The attacker did not win any trophies during his time at Anfield, but was a part of the Chelsea side that won the Europa League in 2013.

There is absolutely no question that he was a success in the Premier League.

And a number of Liverpool fans have taken to social media to lavish praise on Benayoun, who has given no indication as to whether he will look to remain in the sport.

A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below: