Jurgen Klopp has welcomed the meeting between Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group and supporters over the way forward following the European Super League debacle.

Fans angrily protested against the Reds' proposed involvement in the proposed breakaway, prompting FSG to hastily withdraw and principal owner John Henry to issue a formal apology.

It also prompted a drive for greater fan engagement, with Liverpool chief executive Billy Hogan and club representatives meeting with fans group Spirit of Shankly on Tuesday.

SOS subsequently released a statement detailing a "positive" consultation with more discussions being planned.

And Klopp said: “This week our CEO Billy Hogan met with the supporters group Spirit of Shankly and I was pleased to see the statements that came out of that, talking about making meaningful progress through engagement.

“The bond and togetherness between fans and the team has been our secret ‘sauce’ as a club. Whatever any of us can do to preserve that is essential to our present and future.

“I’m confident, because of the quality of people involved on all sides, that we can achieve this.”

Liverpool's trip to Manchester United last Sunday was called off after a group of United fans broke into the stadium and caused damage in protest against the club's owners, the Glazer family.

And while critical of those who caused the game to be postponed - it will instead take place on Thursday - Klopp welcomed supporters being able to air their views.

“I am a big believer in supporters being able to protest and stand up for their rights, their importance to the game and issues that matter to them via taking visible action," said the Reds boss.

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“In Germany this is very much part of our culture. Supporters are not shy in my home country in making their positions clear and it certainly has an impact.

“Recent weeks have shown that fans coming together has power. And this is good for the game. They must be central to what happens in the professional game. In truth, without them the professional game has no meaning."

Klopp, speaking in the official Liverpool FC matchday programme, added: “Liverpool has a proud history of activism, both as a club and as a city. And I think how the people of Liverpool stand up for what they believe in is very much a benchmark.

“Violence and criminality is absolutely not okay and I do hope that supporters who wish to make their feelings clear continue to do so in a manner that doesn’t cross that line.

"I know here at LFC our supporters will do that and in doing so I think they enhance their cause and their message and give themselves the best chance of achieving their objectives."