Wijnaldum admits he'd be 'devastated' if he has to leave Liverpool with deal set to expire amid free transfer interest

BARCELONA target Georginio Wijnaldum would be "devastated" to leave Liverpool – but admits talks over a new deal are "difficult".

The Holland midfielder, 30, has played all the Reds' Premier League games this term but his contract ends in the summer.

Wijnaldum insists he wants to stay at Anfield – and blames the champions' shocking run of six straight home defeats on the absence of fans.

The ex-Newcastle midfielder also stressed his priority is helping Liverpool overcome their plight – NOT his own future.

Jurgen Klopp's men will defend a 2-0 Champions League last-16 first-leg lead against RB Leipzig in Budapest on Wednesday.

And Wijnaldum said of his situation: "It's not as easy as everyone thinks it is to make some decisions about your future.

"You have to think about everything and then first negotiate with the clubs and it's so difficult and it's why it takes so long.

"Also I think the situation we're in right now means it's not the most important thing. 

"That is getting back on track and winning games and then we will see."


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And on the possibility of a summer exit, the former PSV Eindhoven star said: "Really difficult because if that happens you leave a team who you really love, a team you share a lot of years together and where you feel really comfortable. 

"It will be difficult but you don't know the situation, why you have to leave it always depends on the situation.

"But I would be devastated that I don't play with this team anymore, that is for sure."

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