Brad Jones feels his loyalty to Liverpool may have cost him a career with the Australian national team.
The 31-year old goalkeeper has basically been the number two at Anfield since his 2010 move from Middlesbrough and he suggests that sticking with the Reds has caused his Socceroos selections to suffer.
"I have kind of been in and out (of the international team) recently but there is not a lot I can do really, it is up to the manager to pick me," Jones told PA Sport.
"The manager (Holger Osieck) wants people who are playing fairly regularly, which is obviously going to be difficult for me here.
"I have probably played more games than I thought I might have this year but just the way it has worked out it is going to be difficult.
"But on the other side for me it is a tough one because I would probably rather play 15 games for Liverpool than 30 for someone else.
"It is Catch 22 but I think if I am playing for Liverpool and performing then I should be in contention."