Oussama Assaidi
Oussama Assaidi

Oussama Assaidi has dropped a hint that he could leave Liverpool in the summer if he fails to get regular playing time with the Reds next season.

The Morocco international joined the Merseyside club in the summer of 2012. However, he saw his first team appearances restricted in his debut season. Brendan Rodgers allowed Assaidi join Stoke City on a season-long loan before the start of the current campaign.

The winger will return to Anfield in the summer. The 25-year-old remains uncertain about his long-term future at the club and claims that he is not ready to spend more time on Liverpool's bench.

"I still have a contract with Liverpool and I hope the boss [Rodgers] gives me a chance. If not, I do not want to sit on the bench because I want to play games so you never know what can happen in the future," Assaidi told Stoke's official website.

"I really don't know. I'm unsure what Stoke or Liverpool wants. I am really happy to play for Stoke and I am happy they gave me a chance to play regularly."

"I get on well with my teammates and I'm very happy playing for the manager here. The club is good for me and my time here has been a good one," he said.

Assaidi has managed four goals and three assists for Stoke from 24 appearances in all competitions this season. He has not featured for the Potters since January this year as a knee injury kept him on the sidelines.

The Moroccan winger has expressed his frustration at not getting enough games under his belt, but admitted that he is getting better from his injury.

"Things are certainly getting better, but my knee is still not fully healed. I could forget about the pain and play, but that would be a massive long-term risk, so I believe it's best to be patient and wait for it to get better before playing," the winger explained.

"I am recovering well so I hope it isn't too long until I can be picked to play again. Of course it is horrible to watch on from the stands, because I'm itching to be involved but I am very proud and happy for the whole team. Everybody is playing brilliant lately."