In an interview with The Guardian, speaking ahead of the World Cup, the striker who scored 31 goals for in the most recent Premier League season has said the clash between Uruguay and England on June 19 is the one his country is waiting for – given the large Liverpool contingent amongst the Three Lions' squad.
Suarez said: “This is the game everyone is looking forward to most here. It’s incredible to see how Uruguayans have followed Liverpool; they’ve become fans and that makes me very proud. To see an entire country waiting on the Liverpool games is incredible or to see people angry because they can’t watch it because it’s only on satellite TV. People are getting up early in the morning to watch us play.”
The Uruguayan picked up a meniscus injury which has required surgery and there have been some doubts over whether he will play much part in the tournament, but all of the indications seem to point to Suarez playing in at least the second group match, against England in 10 days’ time.
The interesting aspect about his comments are that he is proud to have made so many Uruguayan’s Liverpool fans. There is still the odd murmur of speculation that Real Madrid will make a bid for Suarez this summer, which some feel could turn his head, and ultimately see him head towards the Anfield exit door.
However, it could be another hint towards him staying at Liverpool for at least this season. The interview showed no indications that he was unhappy at Anfield, and he seemed to speak warmly about the following that he appears to have built up for the club, along with the relationship he has with his team-mates.