Wijnaldum admits he would be “devastated” if he had to leave Liverpool on an expiring contract to increase interest in free transfers

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BARCELONA target Georginio Wijnaldum would be “devastated” if he left Liverpool – but admits talks on a new deal are “difficult”.

The 30-year-old Dutch midfielder has played all of the Reds’ Premier League games this season, but his contract ends this summer.

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Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum’s contract in Liverpool expires this summer and negotiations are ongoing, although Barcelona are also said to be interestedPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty

Wijnaldum insists he wants to stay on Anfield – blaming the champions’ shocking run of six home defeats in a row due to the lack of fans.

The former Newcastle midfielder also insisted that his priority is helping Liverpool overcome their plight – NOT his own future.

Jürgen Klopp’s men will defend their 2-0 first leg lead in the Champions League in the round of 16 against RB Leipzig on Wednesday in Budapest.

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

“You have to think about everything and then negotiate with the clubs and it’s so difficult and that’s why it takes so long.

“Also, I think the situation we are in right now means that it is not the most important thing.

“That means getting back on track and winning games and then we’ll see.”

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And about the possibility of a summer exit, the former PSV Eindhoven star said: “Really difficult, because when that happens you leave a team that you really love, a team that you have shared for many years and with which you feel really good .

“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 if I stopped playing with this team, that’s for sure.”

Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp is leaving his job as a coach in Germany to replace Joachim Loew
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