Jurgen Klopp met Brendan Rodgers before Liverpool beat Manchester City

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Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he met with Brendan Rodgers before Liverpool thrashed Manchester City 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium last weekend.

The German coach described Rodgers, his predecessor at Anfield, as a “nice guy” and explained that they spoke about “the world and private things” rather than sport.

Rodgers was sacked by Liverpool at the start of October but clearly has no ill-feelings towards the man who took his job.


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“Yes I met him. It was a really nice talk, he is a nice guy,” Klopp was quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo. “I said that before I met him, and we had a good talk.

“Nothing else about sport, the world and private things. It is nothing for you!”

Klopp insists such a liaison is normal

Klopp also insists that such a liaison is normal, explaining that he also met with Thomas Tuchel earlier this season - the current manager of Borussia Dortmund - after leaving Signal Iduna Park in the summer.

“I did things like this with Thomas Tuchel [his successor] at Dortmund,” he added. “If I want to know something about Liverpool I can read Marco Polo [travel guide]. Always when a new manager settles in things change.

“If I would ask something about Liverpool, I would have met him earlier, not after six weeks.

“It is not important what we talked about.”

Liverpool destroyed Man City

Following his conversation with Rodgers, Klopp’s men went on to produce their most outstanding performance of this season so far.

Liverpool’s comprehensive victory over Manchester City earned Klopp the LMA Performance of the Week award and deservedly so.

But we’ll let you decide whether Klopp’s chat with Rodgers had any influence on the final result.

Rodgers is still looking for a new job

Rodgers is currently out of work but has been linked to a variety of jobs in England, Spain, Germany and Qatar in recent weeks.

Liverpool fans: do you feel a bit sorry for Brendan Rodgers? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!

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