Wide man has enjoyed an eye-catching campaign for the Reds though.
Liverpool midfield player Stewart Downing says that he is unsure as to whether or not he will be still be at Anfield next season, reports the Daily Mirror.
The England international, who only arrived on Merseyside from Aston Villa for £20 million in the summer of 2011, has endured a difficult start to life with the Reds.
In fact, the wide man was even told by new Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers at the turn of the year that he could start looking for a new club come the end of this campaign, having failed to make much of an impression on the Northern Irishman in the first half of the season.
However Downing, 27, then forced his way into Rodgers’s first-team plans due to his impressive displays in training, although initially only as cover for Jose Enrique at left back.
But, the player soon found himself starting more matches in his favoured left-wing role and has not looked back since, featuring in 27 Premier League contests so far for the Reds, and contributing three goals and five assists in the process.
“Me and the manager have always had open conversations and I found it difficult at the start of the season because I didn’t play, it wasn’t that I wasn’t playing well,” said Downing.
“Once I got in the team and had a run of games my form picked up and I think the team got better and better and we’ve had some good results, especially after Christmas.
“There have been some positive signs and personally I’d like to stay but that is the manager’s decision.”