Suarez confident of lining up for Uruguay during 2014 World Cup despite knee operation
Luis Suarez is among the favourites to win the Golden Boot in Brazil and he remains optimistic of being fit for the summer tournament despite having arthroscopic surgery on a knee injury in Montevideo last week.
Suarez’s Uruguay play England on Thursday 19 June, with the Liverpool forward set to line up against club team-mates such as Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson and Daniel Sturridge.
Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling are also part of the England squad and it appears that Suarez has been texting his Liverpool team-mates with updates when it comes to the knee injury that was sustained against Newcastle on the last day of the domestic season.
Asked if he had been in touch with Suárez, Henderson said: “Yeah, of course. Everybody is obviously disappointed for Luis, people that know him – maybe not us – because he is a big player for Uruguay. I gave him a text to see if he is doing all right and wished him good luck with whatever he has got to have done.
“He is a fighter and come maybe the first or the second game in the World Cup, I am sure he will be ready and raring to go. But it’s not just all about Luis. Obviously he is outstanding but they’ve got other good players and a very good team, so we’ll look at different ways and options of how to deal with that and counteract that. We’ll just focus on what we’ve got to do, but first and foremost is against Italy and that’s all we’ve got to focus on.”