The midfielder is hoping for an opportunity with Joe Allen set to have an operation on a shoulder injury seemingly sooner rather than later after pulling out of Wales' squad yesterday.
"I've just got to keep working hard," he told the Liverpool Echo.
"Before Saturday the team had been playing brilliantly so I can't complain. You can't really change a winning team so I've understood why I've not played.
"I just have to make sure that when the manager needs me I'm ready to take my chance."