Scotland international Danny Wilson has admitted that he may be forced to leave Liverpool after struggling to make an impact at the club since joining from Rangers in the summer of 2010.
The 21-year-old has moved back to Scotland after joining Hearts on-loan for the rest of the season and will be hoping to gain regularly first team football after a frustrating two-and-a-half years at Liverpool.
"It's going to be difficult for me to have a future at Liverpool," Wilson told the BBC. "They have four centre-halves battling for two places. I haven't been able to force my way in.
"Right now, I'm just happy to be here at Hearts. I've been given an opportunity and I need to take it."
Wilson made his debut for the Edinburgh club in Saturday's 4-1 loss to Celtic and revealed that he would not be against the idea of joining the club on a permanent basis.
"I don't see why not," added Wilson. "I need to do well first and foremost. I can't just come here and think I'm going to be here for the next few years. I need to earn that right."
The central defender may have struggled to make an impact at Anfield but he has no regrets about joining the club as he believes he has improved whilst training with some of the world class players Liverpool have on their books.
"I don't regret it [leaving Rangers]," explained Wilson. "I made the decision and I stand by it.
"I've been playing against better players in training, guys like Luis Suarez, and you can only learn from that. I just want to put that into practice in games now."
Wilson has made just nine appearances for Liverpool since moving for £2milllion in July 2010 and has not featured in the first team since Brendan Rodgers took charge of the club. He had loan spells at Blackpool and Bristol City and will now hope he can play regularly at Tynecastle.
He added: "I haven't played as much as I'd hoped but the move served its purpose. I left to become a better player and I feel I have done that."