Liverpool seal £80m shirt sponsorship deal with Standard Chartered
Liverpool are set to announce a new shirt sponsorship deal worth £80m over four years – the most lucrative in football history and equal to that of Manchester United.
The London-based international bank, Standard Chartered, are believed to be behind the deal starting in mid-2010 which should give the manager, Rafael Benítez, some much-needed funds for the transfer market.
Liverpool co-owner George Gillet had earlier stated that a new deal was in the offing and that supporters woiuld be impressed by the new sponsor.
"I think people will be pleased and surprised," Gillett told a Canadian radio station. "It will be one of the great, worldwide corporations. And I think it will be a sponsor people will be pleased and surprised to be associated with."
Gillett, who has just agreed a deal to sell his Montreal Canadiens ice hockey franchise in a deal that could be worth as much as $600m (£360m), said that Liverpool are in excellent financial condition.
The club is in outstanding shape," Gillett said. "Economically, it's never been stronger. We just paid down our debt very substantially. We have less debt per dollar than any club in the league."
bank will bankrupt or not?
You'll Never Walk Alone!!
Com'on You REDS!!!!!
i'm all geared up to vomit blood!!!
You'll Never Walk Alone! - i have the best job in the world!
next match against Burnley, hope we dun tio burnt
lai liao lai liao!
The Reds XI in full is: Reina, Johnson, Insua, Carragher, Skrtel, Lucas, Gerrard, Riera, Benayoun, Kuyt, Torres.
Subs: Cavalieri, Degen, Dossena, Spearing, Ngog, Voronin, Kyrgiakos.
No mascherano !!!!!!
any online stream?