Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez is confident he can resolve his differences with club owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.
The Spaniard fell out with the American duo over the club’s transfer policy, prompting speculation he might be fired.
But after beating Porto to renew their Champions League hopes, Benitez said he just wants the best for Liverpool.
“I don’t have any personal problems with the owners,” he said, after watching his side defeat Porto 4-1 in Wedenesday’s Champions League clash. “I’m sure we will talk and they will understand and I will understand their ideas.”
Benitez even suggested that maybe the breakdown in his relationship with Hicks and Gillett was down to his poor command of English.
“I know my English is not really good so maybe that’s the problem,” he told Radio 5 Live.
Benitez is hoping to strengthen his squad in the January window, but it appears Hicks and Gillett are reluctant to back their manager in the transfer market.
He has been highly critical of his bosses, but it now, possibly amid fears that his job is under threat, Benitez appears to be looking for reconciliation.
“My relationship with them was good before and now we need to talk about what the problem was,” he said.
“OK, now I know I may have to wait but it was a strange situation. I was just trying to do my best for my club but I don’t have any personal problems with Tom Hicks or George Gillett.
“We need to talk in the future and we will see what happens then about transfers. This has never been about my ego, but it is my responsibility. I need to take care of my team, my squad and my club.
Before Wednesday’s game at Anfield, several hundred Liverpool fans marched to the ground to demonstrate their support for the manager.
“I must thank the Liverpool fans, they are always magnificent,” said Benitez.
The 47-year-old says he wants to remain in charge of the club.
“It would be easier for me to stay here and do nothing and wait for the end of the month for my wages, but I prefer to do my best for the club,” he said.
“It’s not my ego, it’s my responsibility. I need to take care of my team, my squad and club because I need to do it.”