Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes the American takeover at Anfield will put the Reds on a financial par with Manchester United.Local hero Carragher says talks with new owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks left him convinced the club is in the right hands for the future.
Carragher met both men the night before they were officially unveiled as the club's new co-chairmen, and he believes the Reds are now well placed to move to the next level.
"All the players have been talking to each other for the last few days and we're all excited this is going to move the club forward," he told the club's official website.
"We're hoping it's going to help us get to the level of Manchester United. It would be nice to think we'll have as much money as Chelsea, but I think that's unrealistic.
"Being able to compete in the transfer market with United would be good enough, and being able to sign players of the calibre they've managed in the last 10 years would make a big difference.
"I look at it as a supporter as much as a player, and the main thing is to have a great team competing for honours every year in a brilliant new stadium. That's a legacy which will serve the club for the next 100 years and our children and grandchildren will enjoy.
"We only spoke for 10 to 15 minutes on Monday night. They just told me and Stevie the same things as were mentioned in the press conference, telling us they had the interests of the club at heart and want to bring success to the club. That's all you want to hear."