Goalkeeper Scott Carson has admitted he wants an end to his days as the loan ranger and has 'big decisions to make' over his future this summer.
Carson is currently on loan at Aston Villa from Liverpool and previously had similar spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton following his move from Leeds to Anfield.
The England squad player either ideally wants to be number one with the Reds - or make a permanent move to another club.
Villa manager Martin O'Neill, whose side face Bolton on Saturday, is making no public comment as to whether he will try and sign Carson during the summer.
Carson said: 'Will I be at Villa next season? I can't say yes or no. I don't know what Martin O'Neill's plans are here. I have some important decisions to make in the summer.
'But I do not want to go out on loan again. I would like to get settled and find a home for the next five or six years.
'I want to be number one at a club whether it be Liverpool, Aston Villa or somewhere else. I have big decisions to make at the end of the season.
'It is doubtful whether Liverpool will say I am their number one because Pepe Reina has been outstanding for the last two or three seasons.'
Carson would even consider playing in the Coca Cola Championship if it meant he obtained a permanent move and was playing regular football.
He said: 'I wouldn't want to go back to being a number two, even at a club like Liverpool. I would prefer to be playing in the Championship rather than being number two in the Champions League.
'I have been a number one for the past two years and I couldn't not play football on a Saturday. I need to be involved.'