Last Updated: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:45
Stewart Downing admits he does not know what the future holds for him at Anfield but he will continue to do his best for the side.
The Liverpool midfielder was told he could leave the club after failing to command a regular first-team place but since then things have changed and the former Aston Villa man is now a regular.
Although Downing is happy at Anfield, he admits he is not sure what the future holds for him when the season comes to an end.
He said: "The good thing about the manager is you know where you stand. You play well, you're in the team, if you don't, you're out of the door. It's as simple as that. That's the way I like to be managed.
"I was disappointed when I was told by the manager I could leave. It looked like my chance had gone. The team was doing OK and I wasn't even getting on the bench at times.
"I had a situation where I could have left. But I didn't want to and the only way to stay was to get into the team and do well.
"I just needed that chance and luckily enough I got that in the weeks after that conversation.
"I'm happy with how it's going at the minute, but whether that changes in the summer I don't know.
"It was difficult, it was something I wasn't used to. It was a bolt from the blue. I'd not played so I didn't see that I had done a lot wrong. In a way, sometimes that can be a good thing, you see how you react in that situation."
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