White Hart Lane

Next Game

Tottenham v Liverpool

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Etihad Stadium

Last Game

Man City 3 - 1 Liverpool

Monday, 25 August 2014, 20:00

Barclays Prem

Gerrard wants Suarez absence

Steven Gerrard is hoping Liverpool team-mate Luis Suarez will be absent for Uruguay's meeting with England, but wants to see him return later in the World Cup.

Last Updated: 25/05/14 at 10:22 Post Comment

Steven Gerrard (L): Hopeful that Liverpool team-mate Luis Suarez (R) will miss U

Steven Gerrard (L): Hopeful that Liverpool team-mate Luis Suarez (R) will miss U

Suarez sustained a knee injury during Liverpool's final day Premier League win over Newcastle and he has had meniscus surgery this week following an MRI scan on the problem.

The 27-year-old, who topped the Premier League's scoring charts with 31 goals, is optimistic he will be fit for the opening Group D game against Costa Rica on June 14 before taking on Roy Hodgson's side five days later.

Doctors confirmed that there were no complications following the surgery, but the striker will be playing catch-up with his fitness as he is expected to miss Uruguay's World Cup warm-up games against Northern Ireland and Slovenia.

Having played alongside Suarez for the past three-and-a-half years at Anfield, Gerrard is well aware of the threat he poses and knows England would stand a better chance if he was to miss out.

"From a really selfish point of view it would really help England if he was not available, of course it would," said Gerrard.

"I know him personally and I wish him well.

"I just hope he's fit as soon as possible and certainly for when we go back with Liverpool."

England may require a favour from Uruguay when the South American side take on Italy in the final fixture of Group D and Gerrard would like to see Suarez make his comeback in that game before turning his focus back to domestic football.

"The final group game and then Liverpool would be fine. From a selfish point of view, he will understand that," he said.

"I know missing the World Cup would absolutely kill him.

"We'll have to wait and see. I know he's a fighter and he'll do everything he can to be fit."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Transfer news: Alex Song and Danny Welbeck linked with Tottenham

Tottenham are discussing the potential signings of Alex Song and Danny Welbeck on loan, according to Sky sources.

Premier League: Neil Warnock feels he owes Crystal Palace fans

New Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock feels he owes the club after the way his first spell in charge ended.

Transfer news: Liverpool-owned Divock Origi reveals Tottenham snub

Divock Origi has revealed that he rejected an offer from Tottenham Hotspur to move to Liverpool this summer.

Mail Box

A United Fan Happy To See Welbeck Go

One United fan doesn't understand all the fuss over Danny Welbeck, while we also have mails on Arsenal being Arsenal, curious transfers and how to pronounce 'Gaal'...

Should Kagawa Play Ahead Of Mata?

That's one question posed in the afternoon mailbox, although it looks like the Japanese playmaker could soon be on his way. Plus, tipping Palace to go down under Warnock...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property