Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre says the club will benefit from being involved in the new movie, 'Will'.

Released nationwide on Friday, the movie centres around the story of an 11-year-old schoolboy and his determination to get to the 2005 Champions League final in Istanbul against all odds.

It also features cameo appearances from Kenny Dalglish, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher - and Ayre believes the film will prove a hit with the club's fanbase.

The Reds' Managing Director told "It was about two years ago when Ellen (Perry) approached me through a friend of mine, and we had a meeting in my office in Liverpool.

"She had this idea about centring the film around a very famous football match - and I think we have the most famous one.

"There was an amazing amount of work on her behalf. It's always difficult to fund and bring those things together, but she worked tirelessly at that. We just saw it grow and have more and more promise - and then it felt like something good for the club to be involved in."