Liverpool have described showdown talks between manager Rafael Benitez and the club’s owners on Sunday evening were “amicable” and “constructive”.
Benitez met Tom Hicks and George Gillett in the wake of disagreements over club policies, particularly on transfers.
“A meeting was held which was wide ranging and positive,” said a statement on Liverpool’s official website.
“The discussions were amicable and constructive. All those present are united in their desire to bring further success to the club.”
Hicks and Gillett were at Anfield to watch Manchester United deliver a blow to their title rivals, thanks to Carlos Tevez’s first-half winner.
Before Sunday’s meeting in the Anfield boardroom, Benitez had said the defeat would not affect the talks.
“We had our chances and didn’t take them. They had just one and that was the difference.
“In the second half we saw they were compact, working hard in defence, trying to play the counter. In the second half we had two or three chances and for me, that was the difference.
“When you play United you know you cannot create a lot. We knew we needed to win this game if we wanted to be closer. There is a long way, we just have to keep going.”