Christian Poulsen has insisted there is no chance of him returning to Liverpool at the end of his one-year deal with Evian.
The Denmark international made the move to France last summer after failing to hold down a place in the side at Anfield.
He will have to think about his future when the season-long agreement comes to an end in May, but one option he has already ruled out is a return to Anfield.
At 31, Poulsen is more interested in setting up a stable home for his family and has indicated that he would like to remain with Evian beyond the summer.
"From the start I stated I would finish the season here. Nowadays I say I could remain after the summer," the midfielder told L'Equipe.
"Moreover, I have three children. It is difficult for them to change city all the time.
"Liverpool? It is over for me there. If I was a 25-year-old it could be different, but I will be 32 and I am not interested in being a number 20 player.
"Here, when I talk to a player, I know it could be helpful. I feel more important here than at Liverpool."
Evian were only promoted to Ligue 1 at the end of last season and have performed well so far to occupy a place in mid-table, but Poulsen is keen for the club to push on and build on the recent signing of his fellow Denmark international Thomas Kahlenberg.
"This season we are discovering Ligue 1, so it is logical to aim for survival, but from next season we have to aim higher," he said.
"It is important the club shows it doesn't want to stagnate. I hope the sponsors and the officials have the same objectives and they will invest in the team.
"This winter, we hired Kahlenberg, we have to go on that way."