The Germany international striker looks to end his feud with the 44-year-old coach, lauding the former Mainz boss' ability, after he had previously called him bitter
Klopp had suggested that the 26-year-old should be among the best players in the world, but is wasting his potential.
The ex-Bayern Munich striker hit back on Monday, saying that the 44-year-old was bitter as his asking price would be too much for Dortmund, but has now come out in praise of the rival side's boss.
"Klopp is a super guy and a brilliant coach. Everything else is forgotten," Podolski told Bild.
Koln travel to Bavaria to face Podolski's former side Bayern as they look to end 2011 on a high, kicking off at 20.30CET on Friday.