Georginio Wijnaldum admits sorting out his Liverpool future is “not as easy as everyone thinks” as his contract winds down.
The Dutchman will be a free agent in the summer having moved to Anfield in 2016.
He entered the final year of his contract at the start of the season and his future has long been a talking point.
Wijnaldum has continued to be a regular under Jurgen Klopp throughout the campaign with the German speaking fondly of the midfielder.
But the former Newcastle man has opened up on his contract situation as rumours of a move away continue.
He said: “It is not as easy as everyone thinks it is to make some decisions for your future because you have to think about everything.
“First you have to negotiate with the club and its so difficult which is why it takes so long.
“The situation we are in right now is not the most important, the most important thing is to get back on track and start winning games.”
But there has been season-long speculation regarding a move to Barcelona which would allow him to reunite with former Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman.
Inter Milan have also been credited with interest.
The 30-year-old, who has made over 200 appearances for Liverpool, concedes leaving Anfield would be “difficult” but seemed at ease insisting he “knew the situation”
He added: “It would be really difficult. I’d be leaving a team I really love and a club where I feel really comfortable.
“But then again you’d know the situation why you have to leave. I’d be devastated if I can’t continue to play with this team.”