Luis Suarez is very happy at Liverpool, says Forlan

The experienced forward says his international colleague is completely settled at Anfield and believes he will be fit for Uruguay's Group D clashes with England and Italy
Diego Forlan says Luis Suarez is "very happy" at Liverpool and has dismissed transfer talk concerning his Uruguay strike partner as pure speculation.

Suarez, who is set to miss Uruguay’s opening match with Costa Rica, has been linked with a move to European champions Real Madrid after a scintillating season at Anfield which saw him finish as the Premier League’s top scorer.

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The former Ajax forward is currently making headway in his race to be fit to face England and Italy, but Forlan insists there is no such progress off the field in terms of a move to Spain.

"Luis Suarez is much better," he told Goal, alluding to the attacker's recent knee injury.

"He is taking steps to recover well and hopefully he recovers well and will be ready to play.

"Suarez is very happy at Liverpool. All you hear are rumours for now. If at any time he signs for Real Madrid, I will talk about it then."

Forlan also spoke about Uruguay’s World Cup chances and believes his side are ready to take on the top teams in Brazil.

The 35-year-old won the Golden Ball for the tournament's best player in South Africa in 2010 as his side went on to finish fourth, before enjoying further success at the Copa America a year later.

Despite a formidable group including Italy and England, Forlan believes la Celeste have regained a sense of pride in their play not seen since their title-winning campaigns more than 60 years ago and is confident they can challenge the best in Brazil.

"We have an aura," added the former Inter, Atletico Madrid and Manchester United forward.

"Uruguay historically has won many titles [winning the World Cup in 1930 and 1950] but in recent decades was lost that aura. After how the World Cup in South Africa turned out, we gained belief in the team and reaffirmed the following year with the Copa America title.

"In South Africa we had a tough group. We were with the hosts, as well as France and Mexico, two very strong teams. This group is also strong, but we are in a World Cup and we have to play against the best.

"Playing a World Cup is spectacular. You remember when you were little. When you sing the anthem, when you see people in the stands or your friends at home getting ready to watch the game, it's something unique."