Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates admits he's frustrated over the lack of action he's seen this season.

Coates has made just nine appearances for his new club, and he realises his international career is on the line as he fights to settle into the Premier League.

He said: "I knew when I came to Liverpool that it was going to be hard to play, because it has a huge history.

"Also, we have great defenders here. In fact, there is a Liverpool legend in front of me, Jamie Carragher.

"I had the dream of playing, and I thought I was going to have more opportunities here at Liverpool than the opportunities I am having.

"But I do know that Liverpool trust in me and that I am going to play more matches next season."