Javier Mascherano
Mascherano has two years to run on his current deal at Barcelona.

Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano admits he could be among a raft of changes enforced by the Catalan club in the wake of failing to claim the La Liga title – with Liverpool reportedly circling.

Barca ended the season trophy-less after drawing 1-1 with Atletico Madrid, a result which gifted Diego Simeone's side the title, and the expectation is with Luis Enrique set to be unveiled as the club's new manager that several players could leave the club.

The 29 year old Mascherano, who joined Barcelona from Liverpool in 2010, could be among them despite having won eight major honours at the club in four years and the Argentina international has refused to rule out being among the departures.

"The least important thing today is the future of Mascherano, Barcelona is what matters. An unrepeatable cycle has finished," Mascherano told Barca TV when asked about his future.

"The club will make decisions and changes but we have to accept that this season has not been the best."

Reports last week in Spain linked Mascherano with a return to Liverpool where he spent five years and earned cult status at Anfield.

Lucas Leiva's injury problems and captain Steven Gerrard's movement towards the twilight of his career means Mascherano would be a worthwhile addition for Liverpool.

The Reds finished two points behind champions Manchester City but salvaged a return to the Champions League for the first time since 2009.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits he will have to delve into the transfer market to bolster his squad in order to balance the demands of domestic and European competition next term.

"Our criteria that we look for is players with strong technique and football intelligence," said Rodgers.

"They need to mentally have the attitude and the capacity to learn and they have to be so hungry to fight for every ball on every day in training and in the game.

"You'll get some players who are specialists and who need to play in particular positions, but if we can get players in who are multi-functional, and can play in different roles and are multi-dimensional in their work, it sets us up and gives me more options as a coach.