Suarez priorities lie with Liverpool

Published Add your comment

Football News

Luis Suarez has admitted his focus has switched from international duty to Liverpool ahead of Uruguay's friendly clash against Italy.

The 24-year-old struck four times against Chile on Friday night, helping Oscar Tabarez's side to a 4-0 win and a place at the top of their South American World Cup qualifying group.

However, the former Ajax hitman came off on 77 minutes with a back complaint, and whilst Suarez has played down the severity of the injury, he admits he's thinking of the long-term affect it could have on the Reds.

"I was a little scared by the pain I had in the game but treatment I had was just a precaution and it does not hurt," he told El Pais.

"There will be no problem but the decision is going to be the coach (Oscar Tabarez). I risk a lot to Liverpool. I have a very important game next weekend against Chelsea.

"I love to play every game for the national team but now they are several tough matches in the club and you have to give a little priority."

The good news for Kenny Dalglish is that Tabarez will not be risking the player in tonight's prestigious friendly, admitting it would be unfair to the Merseysiders if he played when not at full fitness.

“Suarez took a knock against Chile and is not in the best shape. He is getting better, but for the player, and for his club (Liverpool), it would make no sense to risk an injury, that is the way we see things.”

It's a boost for the Reds, who have Chelsea (twice) and Manchester City in their next three games in all competitions.

Premier League
Luis Suarez

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again