Luis Suarez warns England squad he'll be fit for World Cup clash

Luis Suárez has sent texts to his Liverpool team-mates in the England squad to warn them he will be fit to face Roy Hodgson’s men.

The Uruguay striker last week underwent keyhole surgery on a knee injury he first suffered in Liverpool’s final game of the season against Newcastle.

The problem has left him fighting to be fit to play in the World Cup and face England in the second Group D game on June 19.

But Suárez has been in touch with some of his Liverpool friends in the England squad, who are preparing at St George’s Park for Friday’s Wembley send-off against Peru.

It is understood Suárez told Liverpool players by text message that he expects to recover in time for the World Cup and to play against England in Sao Paulo.

The Uruguay doctor Alberto Pan gave an optimistic update over the fitness of Suárez, but could not give assurances the 27-year-old will be ready to play in Brazil.
“We can happily say that Luis’s participation in the World Cup is not ruled out,” said Pan. “It is very risky to give exact dates. We cannot have absolute certainty or clear numbers, but the postoperative period has been very good.

“Luis is very positive. I never heard a negative expression and he says it is better every day. Today Suárez is painless and is working on fitness.”