Friday, 14th February, 2014

Luis Suarez wasn't expressing any unusual fears when explaining he is worried about picking up an injury ahead of the World Cup, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes.

The Liverpool forward recently commented that he is fearful of being injured at this point in the season and missing the summer's World Cup, pointing to Arsenal's Theo Walcott and Monaco's Radamel Falcao as nightmare examples.

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But Rodgers has brushed off those concerns and believes Suarez was more speaking from the point of view of players as a whole, and as a result will not psychologically ease off in the Premier League.

"For every player that's in the position to go to the World Cup they obviously feel that at some point", he told a press conference today.


"I don't think it's at the forefront of their mind.

"It's something that every player will feel.

"Luis was speaking on behalf of most players."

Suarez, who has been in superb form for Liverpool so far this season, is aiming to light up the World Cup with Uruguay.

The Liverpool hitman is his country's all-time top scorer with 39 goals in 71 games.

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