Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has handed the Reds a major boost after confirming that his latest injury is not as bad as first feared.
The 24-year-old South American star was forced to pull out of the Uruguay squad ahead of the upcoming international friendlies against Estonia and the Republic of Ireland.
Suarez made the decision to remain on Merseyside to receive further treatment on the injury picked up in Liverpool’s recent Barclays Premier League victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Having played a starring role in the Reds’ 0-2 victory that was capped by a brilliant solo goal where he scored from the acutest of angles.
Suarez pulled up with what appeared to be a groin strain, and was immediately substituted to the dismay of Liverpool fans who feared they would be without their new star striker who only joined the club in January.
But speaking on his official Twitter page, Suarez updated his fans with the following positive message:
"In Liverpool working hard to be ready for next match - I've been lucky, the injury isn't that bad and it should be fine.
"I also want to tell you I'm a bit sad for not playing the match with Uruguay."
The injury had been expected to keep Suarez from featuring for Liverpool against West Brom on 2 April, when domestic action resumes after the international break.
But it looks as though the unwanted spell on the sidelines will not be as long as originally anticipated as Suarez prepares to be fit in time for the next game.