Sebastian Coates
Coates waiting to learn Liverpool future.GettyImages

Liverpool defender Sebastien Coates admits he is not sure whether Liverpool want him back at the club following a loan spell back in his homeland.

The 23-year-old Uruguayan arrived at Anfield in the summer of 2011 fresh off Copa America success with his native Uruguay in a tournament where he was also crowned Best Young Player.

However, after making just 12 appearances in two years on Merseyside Coates suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury on a pre-season tour of Japan last August.

The centre half joined former club Nacional in a bid to rediscover his fitness after a lengthy lay off and remains confident of making Uruguay's World Cup squad.

However Coates is less certain of his chances of making as return to Anfield where there could be as many as five centre halves vying for a starting role next season.

"I have been in touch with them, but I do not know what will happen," Coates said, Tutto Mercato report. "You have to wait for the right time."

Although Liverpool's campaign will be remembered for the scintillating football that brought them so close to a first league triumph in 24 years, the club's defensive record has been a cause for concern.

Having netted 101 goals in the league the Reds also conceded 50, the worst tally the top eight of the league with the exception of Tottenham, who conceded 51.

Martin Skrtel, Mamadou Sakho, Daniel Agger and Kolo Toure will all be hoping to remain in Rodgers' first team plans next term while Portuguese youngster Tiago Ilori will also be hoping to impose himself on the starting XI following an impressive loan spell with Granada in La Liga.

While Coates is unsure whether he will be given the opportunity to enter the fray, he is hoping a successful World Cup campaign will strengthen his chances.

"I hope to be in Brazil," Coates told El Observador. "The manager (Oscar Tabarez) has talked to everyone who has been involved, so while the list is not announced, I have faith."