Benitez is optimistic he can work with the 58-year-old, who had a 14-year spell at Liverpool before quitting as manager in 1991.
"It is true I was talking Kenny and the conversation was really positive," said Benitez.
"He wants to help any way he can and we will talk in the future.
"The conversations are there. I am really pleased and I think he is really pleased too."