Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp has met ex manager Brendan RodgersGetty

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that he had a talk with Brendan Rodgers recently and that they discussed things in general and nothing related to football. The northern Irishman was sacked following a 1-1 draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby with former Borussia Dortmund manager Klopp later taking over.

The German has brought new optimism into the club following a brilliant 4-1 thrashing of then leaders Manchester City at the Etihad with such precision and industry which they last saw in the 2013/14 season, when they fell short of City by only two points in the race for the title. Despite the win, the results overall haven't improved much, but there is rising optimism at the club that Klopp's arrival could be the start of something special at Anfield and help them put in a concerted effort for a place in the top four.

Klopp refused to add much importance to the meeting with the ex-manager, stating that he had also met Thomas Tuchel before leaving Dortmund without much fuss. Klopp parted ways with Dortmund after failing to lead the team into a top four spot last season paving the way for Tuchel to take over.

"It was a really nice talk, he is a nice guy. I said that before I met him and we had a good talk. There was nothing else about sport - we spoke about the world and private things. It is not for you [to know what was said]," Klopp said, as quoted by Goal.

"I did things like this with Thomas Tuchel [who took over from Klopp at Borussia Dortmund ahead of this season] and why shouldn't I? If I want to know something about Liverpool I can read Marco Polo. I know where the Albert Docks are. Always when a new manager settles in, things change. If I wanted to ask him something about the club I would have met him earlier, not after six weeks."