Georginio Wijnaldum admits he would be ‘devastated’ if he left Liverpool on a free transfer this summer.
The Netherlands international has been a key part of Jurgen Klopp’s midfield since he arrived from Newcastle in a £25 million deal in 2016.
But the Premier League champions are facing the prospect of losing Wijnaldum at the end of the season as he is yet to agree to a new contract, with his current deal due to expire in June.
Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League clash with RB Leipzig, Wijnaldum remained coy over the progress of his negotiations with Liverpool but stressed that he and his family are happy with their current situation.
‘I want to answer them all for you but at the moment there is no news as it is right now. So I would lie if I came with news,’ said Wijnaldum.
‘The only thing I can say is that I’m really happy at the club.
‘I’m really happy with the team, the staff and really happy with the fans.
‘That’s the only thing I can say, it’s not that I’m not happy and I have to leave or something like that.
‘It’s not that 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 those kinds of things. It’s so difficult to deal with all kind of things, that’s why I think it takes so long.
‘I also think the situation we’re in is not the most important thing. The most important thing is to get back on track, to start winning games.
Asked how difficult it would be to leave Liverpool, Wijnaldum replied: ‘Really difficult because if that happened you’d leave a team who you really love, a team you’ve shared a lot of years together, where you feel really comfortable.
‘That will be difficult but on the other side you know the situation why you have to leave.
‘It always depends on the situation. But I would be devastated if I don’t play with this team any more, that will be for sure.’