After Maccabi Tel Aviv advanced to the second round of Europa League qualifying and the identity of their opponent was confirmed, a special request came to the Club’s Inbox. The Almaty Fan Club of one of the most famous teams in England, Liverpool, heard that Maccabi Tel Aviv would be coming to the area to face Kairat and immediately requested if a meeting with Yossi Benayoun, who starred for the club could be arranged.
Roughly 20 Mighty Reds came to the Yellow & Blue’s hotel for an exciting meeting with Benayoun who spoke to the fans about his experiences at Liverpool during his time with the club and also received many gifts from the attendees. Watch this colorful happening in Kazakhstan.
Yossi Benayoun also commented on the event:
“It’s great to know that there are fans all over the world and when I played in England I was aware as to how much love they get from supporters in places such as Kazakhstan. I have been in countries in the Far East and I know how much they enjoy these encounters. It’s really terrific to get this love and appreciation. They gave me a number of great gifts and it was also an amazing experience for me to meet these fans who so much appreciated this event.”
Thursday’s match against Kairat:
“Hopefully tomorrow we will have a good game with a positive result and they’ll remember me also from the 4:4 match I played against Arshavin. A 4:4 away draw would be good for us, but of course we would like to win. Let’s get a positive result, win and then advance to the next round.”