I think the only reason Babel started was because Rafa wanted to put a little more confidence in him, and starting him on the opening day could well have done that. But, clearly he just isn't good enough for England, so I dont expect to see him start too many more times.
We all know how well Benayouns game is and how much better he can make the players around him. It was clearly evident after he was brought on, creating some chances within a few minutes. There is nobody else on that team that can weave in and out of the midfield like Benayoun, not even Gerrard. Liverpool were very unlucky to not have that penalty called, cheeky little through ball to Voronin who was then blatantly fouled by one of Tottenhams many overrated players.
Phil Dowd (the ref) kept making these stupid faces during the game, I was hoping Mascherano would kick him studs out in the nose. I hate these refs that have these ego's that they parade on the field.
Anyways, yeah I think Benayoun will start most games though, most likely splitting time with Riera.