Coates: Things complicated at Liverpool
The defender had been hoping a switch to Juventus would materialise after the Italian giants wanted to loan him for the rest of the season.
He said: "I'm going through a complicated moment here at Liverpool.
"I want to play for the Uruguayan national team and I must play for my team to achieve that.
"I do know the other defenders are playing really well and I must wait my chance. But, again, I want to play now."