Liverpool defender Steve Finnan admits he is in limbo as the closure of the summer transfer window approaches.
Finnan, a £3.5million signing from Fulham five summers ago, has found himself out of the picture so far this season after undergoing hernia surgery.
The Limerick-born player has even been touted as a possible makeweight in the Reds' ongoing pursuit of Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry, and admits he does not know what the future holds for him.
Finnan said: 'Limbo sounds about right, yes.
'I haven't got a clue, to be honest with you. I haven't played many games recently, so I honestly can't say.
'There is a big squad there and everyone is fighting for their place, and I just have to train well and take the chance if I get it.'
Asked further if he is having to contemplate a move, he replied: 'You would have to ask the club. I have been trying to get into the team.
'I haven't played, but I will just wait and see and when the transfer window closes, we will know then.
'I will wait and see if I can get into the team; if not, then obviously I want to play, so we will just have to take it from there.'
Finnan revealed he has spoken to manager Rafael Benitez about his situation, but would not elaborate.
He said: 'We have spoken about it, but at this time, I don't think I will say too much more.'