Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish says the club's new record sponsorship deal with Standard Chartered will boost Rafa Benitez's spending power in the transfer.

Dalglish, now working with the club's academy, told "Like every other Liverpool fan, I want the best assets of this club to be on the pitch - and this deal will help that.

"If it can help Rafa and increase his budget - well that's what everyone wants.

"Success on the pitch leads to success off it and vice versa. It all leads to the same thing - a lot of happy Liverpool supporters. This is a fantastic deal for everybody."

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