Liverpool winger target Danijel Pranjic is becoming frustrated at Bayern Munich, according to compatriot and club teammate Ivica Olic.
The Croatian international joined the Bundesliga giants in 2009, the same time the Reds were first linked with a move for the player, leaving Heerenveen in the Eredivisie for Germany.
Rafael Benitez was a known admirer of the versatile 29-year-old during his time at Anfield, with his Liverpool successors Roy Hodgson and Kenny Dalglish subsequently linked with moves.
Despite the British press links going cold at the close of the transfer window, Olic's omission over the situation surrounding Pranjic could entice the Liverpool manager to take a closer look once again.
"It is definitely no easy situation for Danijel. I have told him that he should not give up. He needs to go on working hard in training and giving his very best in those sessions," Olic told Bild.
"Bayern Munich is a big club, we are playing a lot of competitive matches. We almost have a match every three days. He needs to believe in his chance regarding the first team."
Liverpool spent big this summer, bringing a handful of players to Anfield during the transfer window including Jose Enrique, Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson.
Stewart Downing was also purchased, and whilst the left-footer would suggest little need for Pranjic at Liverpool, the England international often plays on the right, leaving the position open should 'King Kenny' decide to move.