Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is confident they won't lose Javier Mascherano, with the deadline to make his £17 million move permanent falling tonight.

From tomorrow, Liverpool will not have first option on the Argie, but Benitez told "Really we don't need to do anything because the player is with us. It's not the transfer window so it's another kind of business but I think we will have good news.

"It's not necessary. If we don't do anything the player can play with us.

"Yes, he wants to stay."