Liverpool have claimed Thursday's meeting between Rafael Benitez, chairman Martin Broughton and managing director Christian Purslow was "constructive and cordial".
The Spaniard was hoping to be given an idea of what transfer budget is likely to await him in the summer, although it is unlikely Broughton - as a non-executive director - has the authority to give definite assurances.
A Liverpool spokesman said on Thursday evening: "We are pleased that the first of what is intended to be a series of meetings took place today between the chairman, managing director and the manager. The meeting was constructive and cordial."
He added: "The chairman shared his views about plans for the future of the club. There was an exchange of views on issues of concern to both the board and the manager which were either addressed or to be picked up in forthcoming meetings."
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