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Mascherano reveals frustrations living in Liverpool

Javier Mascherano has hinted of his frustration living in Liverpool.

Mascherano, who will captain Argentina at the World Cup, looks set to leave Anfield after deciding to put contract talks on hold until after the tournament.

He hopes the club's financial situation - and Rafa Benitez's future - will have been resolved by the time he returns from South Africa in July.

"I don't do much stuff in my free time, that's the truth," Mascherano told the News of the World.

"I could go to London with my wife to do some shopping but I have already been to London 1,000 times and if I want to go to another city I would have to take a plane. What kills me about living in Liverpool is that there are only two Argentinians here with me, Emiliano Insua and Maxi Rodriguez.

"Insua and I live in a private neighbourhood. He lives in one tower and I live in the other. There are 15 metres between us and we used to look at each other through the window.

"Sometimes Zabaleta comes from Manchester but there is no way Carlos Tevez comes here. If I want to see him, I have to go to his place and knock on his door. He doesn't like to leave his home. So during the winter, during those four or five months, I have to stay at home all day with my family.

"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."

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