Liverpool's American owners are happy for Rafa Benitez to use the cash raised from Champions League progress ahead of the January market.

The Daily Post says Liverpool have to beat Porto at Anfield and then triumph in Marseille to have any chance of further progress in Europe this season.

If they do qualify then there is extra UEFA cash, anything upwards of £15million that could become available.

And that is cash the Americans will let Benitez spend, just like they did in the summer with the Sky money and proceeds from last season's run to the Champions League final in Athens.