Rafael Benitez is looking to hold talks with Liverpool’s board of directors following fresh revelations about the club’s approach for Jurgen Klinsmann.
Tom Hicks claims co-owner George Gillett and chief executive Rick Parry interviewed Klinsmann last year about succeeding Benitez as manager.
It was originally thought that Hicks alone made the approach to the former Germany coach.
“I will talk with the board about this as soon as possible,” said Benitez. “I am really calm – but I want answers.
“I am surprised at things I have read.
“I want to clarify the situation, not just about the meeting but the people who were in that meeting.
“I will ask some questions; I will talk about things with them. That means as soon as possible – days, maybe hours.”
Benitez’s future was the source of intense speculation prior to Christmas as Liverpool’s domestic form suffered.
Since then, his position along with the fortunes of his side have improved as Liverpool have consolidated their hold on fourth spot in the Premier League and advanced to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Benitez insists off-field problems are not proving too distracting to his players.
“It is not affecting the players,” said the Spaniard. “They are winning and they know we must finish in the top four and progress in the Champions League. We must stay focused on football.”