Liverpool's Mascherano not sure what future holds
The Argentina captain has been linked with a summer move away from Anfield, admitting that he wanted to switch to Barcelona about a year ago and says he has some things to way up before committing to the Reds.
"The situation with Barcelona really affected me. It was a shame it didn't happen as it was the city I wanted to live in," he told the Daily Post.
"There were many discussions and problems during that month and a half. They were difficult times for me. One day I was off to Barcelona, the next I wasn't.
"And Liverpool said I was non-transferable.
"Psychologically, it affected me as I couldn't think in Liverpool and I was focused on other stuff and not on my work, my training and playing.
"Also we were having problems with Argentina as our qualification to the World Cup was in danger. There was a lot of complicated stuff at that time.
"I have no problem living in Liverpool, but I think my wife and daughters deserve to enjoy every day to the full and live their lives - but they have to be at home all day.
"My wife doesn't speak a word of English, so she depends 100 per cent on me. I live here with them. That's my world, that's my life."