And Barkley believes that he has gained a negative reputation in the minds of referees after an incident against West Ham in November, which saw him go to ground and win a free-kick despite not being touched by Kevin Nolan.
"All the talk about what happened against West Ham, which I didn't even intend on doing, is having an effect," Barkley told the Liverpool Echo.
"I was expecting contact. You could see that from my reaction in that game - I got straight back up and tried to get on the ball but the ref gave the free kick."
"I was 100 per cent certain it should have been a free-kick. The ref made his decision and said I dived but I don't think that's right.
"I don't ever intend to dive. I'm a Scouser - we don't do things like that. It's frustrating."