Glen Johnson is hoping Luis Suarez will be fit for England’s World Cup encounter with Uruguay, even though his Liverpool teammate is one of the best players he has seen.
Those images have led to fears about Suarez’s participation in Brazil, but having text Suarez, Johnson is expecting the forward to be fit for the Group D clash between England and Uruguay on June 19.
“Not in those words, no,” Johnson said. “But, yeah, that was the point. I’ve not seen the papers for a while so I don’t know what people think the injury is but he doesn’t seem to think it’s too bad.
“He thinks he’ll be fit. We’ve been talking by text. I certainly don’t want him to be injured. You don’t ever want to see your mates or teammates injured. But if he was to miss our game and be fit for the next one…”
Suarez enjoyed a fine 2013-14 season at Liverpool, netting 31 goals in 33 league games after returning from suspension for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.