Liverpool and England ace: I wish Suarez well, but we are not on texting terms at the moment

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has said he and his Liverpool teammates are not in contact with Luis Suarez.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has explained that he and his teammates are not in contact with the Reds star goalscorer during the World Cup.

Along with Gerrard, Henderson and Sterling, Sturridge is part of the England squad poised to face off against Uruguay on Thursday, and he says he is not concerning himself with the Uruguayan - in fact they are not even speaking to him.

He told reporters at a press conference on Monday: "I'm not really on texting terms with Luis at the moment.

"He hasn't asked me for any clues and I haven't asked him. Whether they have Luis or not, we'll play the same."

Sturridge elaborated that his teammates were not in touch with Suarez either, but added he hoped the striker would be fit and there were no hard feelings surrounding the recent lack of contact:

"He's trying to help his country and I am mine. I wish him well."

"I hope he's fit, we look to face the best Uruguay team to show what we can do. I don't think there are any fears or anxieties. We are just excited."

Hours later, Uruguay forward Luis Suarez confirmed he will be fit to face England in the Group D battle.

"At no moment did I think I would lose the chance of playing in the World Cup. I've never thought that during my recovery," said Suarez, who scored 27 Premier League goals last season. Now I am 100 per cent."

Suarez was surprisingly left on the bench against Costa Rica, despite the side trailing, adding to speculation he is short of match fitness. He offered further positivity ahead of that game, the question now is whether manager Oscar Tabarez agrees with him.

When all is said and done on Thursday, it will mean for Suarez and his Liverpool colleagues at least, they will be able to start speaking again. Hopefully. 

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