New Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is desperate for major transfer backing from the club's American board. The Daily Mail says Dalglish will ask for substantial funds to halt Liverpool's tailspin when he meets John W Henry over the next 10 days.

Liverpool's principal owner will be at Anfield for the first time in almost two months for Sunday's derby against Everton.

His talks with Dalglish, the club's interim boss, have assumed greater importance as Liverpool need major investment to halt their worrying run of form.

Two defeats in four days, against Manchester United and Blackpool, underlined the need to bring in at least four players.

A central defender and a pacy wide player have long been a priority, while Ajax's Uruguay forward Luis Suarez is high on Liverpool's wish-list, and a left back also needed.

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