"Every day football comes up with a different situation and every club is different," he said. "I'm sure Liverpool, with its philosophy, will be able to come out of this.
"There are always things that crop up that get in the way of the normal running of a club, but I think Rafa is very happy there.
"It's been a long time since I've seen him. I have a very good relationship with him and we get on very well. I always look forward to seeing Spanish people, especially friends of mine."