Why England's defeat to Uruguay will only make Liverpool stronger

England's 2-1 loss to Uruguay left the nation in a state of depression. But for Liverpool, there are an endless amount of positives.

Daniel Sturridge said he was left 'sick' and 'heartbroken' after England's defeat to Uruguay. Steven Gerrard's reaction, meanwhile, spoke a thousand words.

For both players, however, last night's traumatic 2-1 loss may provide advantages they won't be able to see just yet. And the same goes for their Liverpool team-mates.

Indeed, with so many Reds players involved in Sao Paolo, a certain degree of unity was involved that will carry through into the Premier League season.

Firstly, England's Liverpool contingent will learn from the experience and know they were there to help each other through it. Disappointment will spur on Sturridge, Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson, Glen Johnson and Gerrard, while the fact that they were all together during the episode will provide an immeasurable degree of bonding.

Brendan Rodgers' job will be being done for him.

But an unlikely positive for Liverpool actually comes from the other side of the equation - concerning a certain Luis Suarez.

The Uruguayan was in stunning form once again, despite having both his ability at a World Cup and match fitness questioned.

His two goals sank English hearts but will have given him all the confidence in the world that he can finish the Premier League's top scorer for the second season running.

Even more intriguing, though, was his full-time consolation of Gerrard (it was Gerrard's header that rebounded to Suarez for the winner).

The Liverpool skipper has been there before for the 27-year-old and, this time, Suarez returned the favour. In that moment, the pair will have grown even closer and become even more willing to back each other to the final whistle in the heat of battle.

With such a close relationship with his skipper in mind, any talk of a move away from Anfield will surely mean less and less for Suarez, as he becomes more and more of a part of Liverpool folklore.

Benefits on all fronts, then, as Rodgers' side look to take as much as possible from a chastening experience (except for Suarez, of course). Now, when the going gets tough in the hunt for silverware, the Reds will be able to draw upon valuable lessons - lessons learnt in the company of one another.

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