Luis Suarez insists his dreams remain intact as the Liverpool striker recovers from a knee injury, insisting he will participate in the World Cup despite fears he may not recover in time.
Suarez suffered a knee injury during training with Uruguay as the side prepare to participate in the 2014 Brazil World Cup. Rumours were abound that he picked up the injury when Liverpool faced Newcastle in the final game of the season and Toon defender Paul Dummett reportedly received death threats when a theory was circulated that he might have been the perpetrator.
Suarez undertook an MRI scan on Wednesday which showed damage to the meniscus in the knee, and as a result the team doctor said surgery would be necessary. The injury is not one which typically puts players out of action for the long term though and Uruguay have expressed positivity over him playing in the World Cup.
He also tweeted an Adidas advertisement in which he stars alongside Lionel Messi, Mesut Ozil, Dani Alves and a host of players billed for stardom during the tournament.
Suarez appears to be continuing with his goal of making sure that he is recovered in time for the World Cup, which will come as a relief to Liverpool fans who want to see their hero in action and at his best.
Two days ago he said on Twitter: "Thank you very much for the messages of support, love and encouragement throughout the day! The strength that my loved ones give me will make me work hard to reach the World Cup. My family and I are very grateful to all of you!!"
Uruguay face England, Costa Rica and Italy in a tough group in Brazil and the side will be hoping to have Suarez fully fit as they aim to better their semi-final appearance in 2010.