Striker Cameron Jerome says he can accept that he will not play as much as he would like for Stoke, because of the quality of strikers within the squad.
Jerome, who signed from Birmingham City in August, is competing with Peter Crouch, Jon Walters, Kenwyne Jones and Ricardo Fuller for a starting spot.
"The manager's rotating a bit," the 25-year-old told BBC Radio Stoke.
"You have to take your opportunity when you get it. I would like to play every game but I know that's not possible."
Jerome has made 10 starts and six substitute appearances for Stoke since his move to the Britannia Stadium.
The former Cardiff youngster netted his fourth goal for the club on Saturday, in the 3-1 FA Cup victory at Gillingham.
and is hopeful that his recent goalscoring form will be enough to earn him a place in the starting line-up for the trip to Liverpool on Saturday.
"If I'm selected, I'm sure I'll put in a good performance again," added Jerome. "If I'm not, then I'll just wait my time, and when I'm involved I'll come on and do my best."
Walters and Robert Huth also found the net for the Potters as Tony Pulis's side avoided a cup shock at the Priestfield Stadium on Saturday.
They had earlier trailed through a goal from Danny Kedwell, but the 2011 FA Cup runners-up came from behind to secure a fourth-round trip to Championship club Derby County.