Lucas Leiva admits he must consider leaving Liverpool in the January transfer window due to a lack of first team football, reports the Daily Star.
The Brazilian has managed just two Premier League starts this term, and only completed a full match in the Capital One Cup victory over Middlesbrough.
The 27-year-old was linked with a move to Napoli to be reunited with former boss Rafael Benitez in the summer, and admits he may be forced to consider his future again once the window opens.
“I must think about leaving as there is no room for me at Liverpool. There was something regarding Napoli as well,” he told Radio Marca.
“The situation at Napoli was not advantageous for everyone but despite that, I know Rafa Benítez has always had a lot of faith in me.”
He added: “I want to play but at the same time, I need to be patient. I need to find a solution, be it at Liverpool or some other club.
“In the past there were rumours linking me to Atlético Madrid, but there was nothing concrete.”