French striker Djibril Cisse will leave Liverpool in January unless he can convince coach Rafael Benitez that he is worth a place in the starting line-up.

“If my situation remains the same by December I’ll make my move and I’ll go,” Cisse told a news conference at France’s training camp outside Paris on Thursday.

“Being on the bench annoys me. I’m know it’s selfish but I have to think about my own career. There’s a World Cup which is coming and I want to be part of it,” he said.

Cisse scored twice to help Liverpool win the European Super Cup against CSKA Moscow in August but has been relegated to the bench since.

Marseille have confirmed that they would be interested in taking Cisse on loan in January.