Rafael Benitez wants to stay in charge at Liverpool but conceded doubts remain over his future.
The Spaniard held his first meeting with new chairman Martin Broughton this week and another is scheduled for Wednesday.
“I wanted to stay and would like to stay if everything is fine. It would not be easy to leave,” he said.
“I was in a meeting with the chairman and he was talking about how positive it was. I expect to meet with him again in the next week.
“It has always been the same situation: I decided to come here because of the fans and the club.”
Benitez, who has four years left on the contract he signed last summer, has endured a tough season on and off the pitch.
As well as finishing outside of the four Champions League places, the Reds made an early exit from both the Champions League and FA Cup, and their last chance for silverware ended when they lost to Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-finals.
Liverpool’s season on the pitch has been overshadowed by continued speculation about the future ownership of the club, which came to a head in April when owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett said they would be looking to sell.
Benitez is adamant he will not be forced into selling any of his big-name players.
“If I stay I am not thinking about selling Gerrard and Torres – just in case ‘senior sources’ say different things,” the Reds boss added.
“It is very clear. The chairman was clear, he doesn’t want to sell. The manager is clear, just in case you see any exclusive interviews with senior sources.”