By FOX SPORTS staff
The Uruguayan international has found it difficult to break into the Liverpool starting 11 since his move to the Premier League in 2011.
With Daniel Agger, Martin Skrtel and Jamie Carragher ahead of him in the pecking order this season, Coates told El Observador he was worried that his lack of playing time at Anfield would cost him a place in the national side for World Cup 2014, should Uruguay qualify.
"I want to play, and more than anything with all that is coming up for the national team, I need to play," Coates stated.
"With this in mind, I want to play whether it is at Liverpool or somewhere else."
The 22-year old also admitted that he had grown disillusioned at constantly being overlooked by Reds manager Brendan Rodgers.
"It's difficult [to train all week and not play], but this happens to all players at some point and you just have to train as hard as you can to show that if they give you a chance then you will make the most of it. In the window there was the possibility of going on loan to a few teams but the club told me that I couldn't. Nearly always I travel with the team and then get left out," Coates revealed.
"But I try to be good, keep my head, train well and wait for my opportunity. I have a contract until 2016, but we will have to see what will happen with my future. I will wait until the transfer window and talk to the club."