England's Steven Gerrard: 'Luis Suarez's fitness for Uruguay not important'

England skipper Steven Gerrard looks on during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifying Group H match between Ukraine and England at the Olympic Stadium on September 10, 2013
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England captain Steven Gerrard is not focused on whether his Liverpool teammate Luis Suarez will be fit for Uruguay.

England captain Steven Gerrard has insisted that he has no knowledge regarding the fitness of his Liverpool teammate Luis Suarez.

The prolific striker is hopeful of recovering from knee surgery in time to represent Uruguay at the World Cup in Brazil next month.

While a number of Gerrard's Liverpool teammates, including Jordan Henderson and Glen Johnson, have revealed that they have been in contact with Suarez, the Three Lions skipper is purely focused on England.

"I don't know whether [Suarez] is going to be available. For me, it's not very important. It's something that we can't control. It's not my main focus."

England will play Uruguay in Group D in Sao Paulo on June 19.

Steven Gerrard wheels away in celebration after scoring the second goal at Wembley against Poland to secure England's place in the 2014 World Cup on October 15, 2013
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