"I was analysing the situation, but after thinking a lot I said to myself, 'OK, the best way to find a solution is keep trying to win every game and afterwards talk to them [the Americans] about the misunderstanding'," he said. "For me it's very simple. If you want to win and are trying to do the best things for your club... and if they want the same it will be easy. The question for me is trying to do the right things for my club."
Asked if he would seek reassurances about his own position, Benitez responded: "I'm thinking about the game. I am not analysing what I'm going to say in the meeting. I will go to the meeting with a clear mind that I am trying to do the best for the club. I will try to understand [them]. The key for me is why, because I can't understand why. I still don't know [why this happened]. I said before that I was thinking about the best for my club. Not anything else. Now I try to be focused on the pitch."
He was reminded that Liverpool have not won the League since 1990.
"But that's not my fault," Benitez insisted. "Look at the money Chelsea have spent in the last four or five years and the money United have spent in the last 10 years and [compare it with] with the money we have spent. People say we have spent big money, but we signed the number of players we needed to improve the squad. The value of the squad is much higher. Now there is a big difference.
"Everything is so positive in the last three or four years. You know that you are going in the right direction - but you cannot guarantee the title."