Alex McLeish has tipped Jurgen Klopp to have held clear the air talks with the Liverpool owners after the Super League fiasco this week.
The former Scotland boss, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the German manager needed to feel as though he could “trust” John Henry and the board again.
It is understood the 53-year-old was “devastated” not to have been consulted by the owners beforehand.
As a result, his future at Anfield is by no means certain.
The German boss, as quoted by journalist James Pearce, insisted the “owners are not bad people” but that they made a “bad decision”.
However, McLeish admitted getting over a serious breach of trust was easier said than done.
As such, he suggested there would be clear the air talks between the manager and the club chiefs.
Asked if FSG had broken the trust between the board and Klopp, McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “See, that word trust is awesome.
“It’s one in my club days I used to always try and get it in my team talks. ‘I trust you guys out there, and that your performance level will be top level’.
“If Jurgen’s feeling that, I know John Henry made an apology and he actually said that word ‘sorry’. He will also be apologising to Jurgen and the players. I’m sure Jurgen has got a great relationship the owners.
“It looks like every manager has not been told about it. Obviously, the business end of things, they would probably not want the managers to be troubled by that. It may have even affected things even more.
Klopp: "I hope the bond between us and the supporters gets even stronger. Our owners are not bad people, they just made a bad decision, but let's carry on. Let's go back to the beautiful game."
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) April 23, 2021
“I’m not letting them off the hook but at the same time, they could be of that kind of mind. They might have thought: ‘We don’t want to say this to the manager just now and upset things.’
“I was surprised to hear the managers saying they weren’t in the loop.”