Steven Gerrard has called for the promised cash bonanza to boost Liverpool´s future and mend his broken heart.

The Liverpool skipper was reacting in the wake of the Anfield club´s shattering Champions League final defeat against AC Milan in Athens.

Gerrard, committed to signing a new five-year contract, said: "The main people here have said they will back (manager) Rafa (Benitez) and give him funds to strengthen the side. That´s exciting and has to happen."

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