Oussama Assaidi believes he still has a role to play at Liverpool after his sensational winner for Stoke City against Chelsea.

The Moroccan international has endured a tepid start to his loan move at the Britannia Stadium but burst into life to hand his side victory in stunning fashion and condemn the Blues to their first loss to Stoke in the top flight since 1975.

After failing to make an impression on Brendan Rodgers' side last season following his summer arrival from PSV Eindhoven, Assaidi has the opportunity to impress his parent club for Mark Hughes' side this season, and is hopeful his spell away from Anfield will see him in contention for a starting berth for the Reds upon his return.

"Everyone wants to play, me too," Assaidi was quoted as saying by the Mirror. "The coach (Mark Hughes) made a decision for this game, but I hope for more starts.

"For me this is good because, for a long time, I didn't play and I hope I showed that I can start.

"I hope I still have a future there (Liverpool). I have two more years and we will see, but I'm not aw Stoke and I'll do my best.

"Brendan texts me sometimes and I speak sometimes with him, but we will see what the future brings.

"I think the games that I got at Liverpool were not so many, but I did well in those games. The coach makes the decision. If he gives me a chance, then maybe I can show what I can do."

Assaidi has made four starting appearances for the Potters this season, including consecutive appearances against Everton and Stoke before starting the game against Chelsea from the bench.

The 24-year-old largely struggled to make any sort of impression for the Merseyside club last season, starting just six games in all competitions and making a handful of appearances as a substitute.