Liverpool midfielder Allan Rodriguez de Souza hopes to return to Anfield when his loan deal with Hertha Berlin expires in the summer, but it remains unclear whether he can get a work permit.
Allan, 19, joined Hertha on a one-year loan after previously spending time with SJK Seinajoki in Finland and Sint-Truiden in Belgium.
He joined Liverpool from Interacional Porto Alegre in July 2015 but has been unable to secure a work permit.
The Brazilian told kicker: "My goal remains to play for Liverpool."
Given the criteria by which players are granted a work permit in England, Allan said Hertha's failure to reach the group stages of the Europa League had not helped his cause.
"We'll see what happens if I don't get the number of games need to qualify for a work permit," he added.
"Without the Europa League, it's even more difficult. But I feel good here at Hertha, and who knows whether I will continue here after the summer. If that happens, it would also be good."
Hertha sporting director Michael Preetz said: "If there's a scenario that because of the regulations Allan can't return to Liverpool in the summer of 2017, we will be there.
"Our coaching staff enjoy working with him, and he's got a giant potential."
Allan has so far made two league appearances over 90 minutes for Hertha this season in the defeats at Bayern Munich and Hoffenheim.