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By Football Talk.

Liverpool have announced that they plan to seek new investment by the end of the season. The move will help fund their plans for a new 60,000-seat stadium in Stanley Park.

The club’s managing director, Christian Purslow, made the announcement and claimed there are a number of interested parties willing to invest in Liverpool. He also said that failure to find new investment would force Liverpool to remain at Anfield.

“When I arrived we agreed with the owners that we had to look for new investors,” Purslow told Spanish newspaper AS. “There are interested parties and I would like to get it sorted out before the end of this season. Without investment there won’t be a new stadium.”

Purslow was also confident of a top-four finish this season, and when asked if star players such as Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres would be sold if they failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League, he claimed Liverpool were not interested in being a selling club.

“We will be in the Champions League, for sure. We are not a selling club,” noted Purslow.

Confident stuff from the Liverpool supreemo. Following a disasterous campaign so far this season, Purslow continued to give Rafa Benitez his full backing and said that he was part of the club’s long-term plans.

“We have not considered, nor are we going to consider, a future without Benitez. The plan calls for five years of stability in the coaching staff and the (playing) staff. It is normal that big clubs are interested in Rafa. The coach himself has denied (the rumours linking him to Juventus).”

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