Benitez said talks with American duo George Gillett and Tom Hicks following the 1-0 defeat by Manchester United at Anfield had been "very positive".

The meeting was held following a fall-out over the American's transfer policy.

Benitez was hurt by suggestions that perhaps he should stick to training and coaching and leave money matters to others.

But speaking publicly for the first time the meeting, he told the club's official website: "We needed to clarify the situation and it was a very positive meeting.

"The conversation was very fluid because we were face to face, whereas it's more difficult over the phone or by email.

"My English isn't always the best but having the chance to talk to them slowly and with time allowed us to analyse small problems. Now we can move forward."