Liverpool transfers: Sebastian Coates hints at Anfield exit
Liverpool transfers: Sebastian Coates admits he may be forced to consider quitting Anfield in search of regular playing time
Sebastian Coates admits he may be forced to quit Liverpool in search of regular playing time.
The Uruguay international has made just one Premier League start for Brendan Rodgers’ men this season and has featured just six times in total in all competitions.
The 22-year-old defender revealed that he asked Rodgers whether he could leave the club on loan during the January transfer window but claims the Reds boss told him he must stay at Anfield.
And Coates, who moved to Merseyside from Uruguayan club Nacional in 2011, concedes that he may have to consider his future at the Premier League club.
“I want to play, and most of all to be involved in the Uruguayan team like every other player,” Coates told El Observador.
“With that in mind I need to play, whether in Liverpool or somewhere else. I have a contract until 2016, but don’t know what will happen in the future. I will wait until the end of the season and then speak to the club.
“I asked [in January] if there was any chance of going on loan to another club but [Rodgers] said I could not.
“I almost always travel with the team and only find out on the day of when I’ve been left out, but I try to stay positive, train well, and wait for my opportunity.”