Brendan Rodgers invited Jurgen Klopp to his house following Liverpool sacking

The 43-year-old was dismissed following a turgid start to the campaign and replaced by the enigmatic German

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Former Liverpool manager Brendan Roadgers has revealed he invited successor Jürgen Klopp to his home to impart words of wisdom when the German took over at Anfield.

The 43-year-old was dismissed following a turgid start to the campaign only highlighted the flaws in his trophy-less three years in Merseyside. 

Speaking to BeIN Sports presenters Richard Keys and Andy Gray ahead of the Reds’ defeat by Leicester City on Tuesday night, Rodgers said: “I remember spending time with Jürgen when he first got the job and I had left. We sat and we spoke.

Keys then asked: “Where was that, Anfield?”

“No at my house,” Rodgers replied to laughter from the former Sky Sports pair. “Whatever help he needed as a manager I was there for that.”

Meanwhile, winger Lazar Marković has revealed he joined Fenerbahçe on loan last summer because Rodgers "changed" towards the end of his spell in charge.

“I had no problem with Rodgers and we had a bond until, for some reason that remains a mystery to me, he changed.” Markovic told Turkish website Fanatic.

“He stopped playing me and then at the start of the season he didn't even include me in the squad. And nobody explained to me what was going on or what his plans were, so I decided to leave.”

Rodgers has since been linked with positions at Aston Villa and former club Swansea City but is yet to return to football after being dismissed in October.