Benitez impressed with Purslow

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez says he has a great working relationship with the club’s managing director Christian Purslow and has been impressed by his work so far.

Purslow came to Anfield in Spring earlier this year following the resignation of Chief Executive Rick Parry.

Today Purslow confirmed his first major commercial success for the club – the new £80million shirt sponsorship deal with banking giants Standard Chartered.

And Benitez says Purslow has been working closely with him too.

He said, “We are working very hard together, very close. I would say we have a meeting not just every week but every day.

“We are on the phone and as soon as I try to do something or want to do something, he is there.

“So we are working very hard here and I think the relationship is good. I am really pleased.

“I think he understands the club. He was telling me about some games and he remembers who scored the winning goals and things like this – so sometimes it’s a problem for me!

“He loves the club and he wants the best for the club.”