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Benitez confident over cash

09 Jun 2009 - 14:27:23

Rafael Benitez intends to add 'one or two players' to his Liverpool squad in the summer and insists he has the funds to do so despite the recent negative financial results posted by the club.

Benitez's summer transfer plans were expected to be influenced by the £42million loss announced by the club' holding company last week.

But the Spaniard is confident that his plans to supplement the squad during the close season will not be unduly affected.

He told the club's official website: "I think we have enough money to add the one or two players that we need.

"I'm very happy with the squad we've got. This season has been really good and we've competed on all fronts. If we can sign one or two players then I'm really positive that we can improve.

"I won't talk about any figures and I can't say how much we have."

Benitez is also bullish about his side's chances of overhauling this year's Premier League champions Manchester United.

"I'm also positive because we were talking recently about how Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard didn't play together for a long time this season. Hopefully they will play together more next season," he added.

"We've also got good young players like David Ngog, Nabil El Zhar, Ryan Babel and Emiliano Insua, who was playing really well, coming through.

"We have a very good squad, but we can still improve a little bit.

"How much can we improve? Enough to win the title? I'm sure it will be enough to compete. Like this year, we will try to compete on all fronts until the end."


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