Daniel Sturridge looks likely to start Liverpool’s next Premier League game away to Swansea on Monday night after missing both England internationals over the past week.
The in form striker was unable to take part in England’s games with Moldova and Ukraine following a thigh injury picked up for Liverpool.
Despite scoring the winner against Manchester United, Sturridge revealed after the match he had played through an injury and was not risked by the England physios over the international break.
Yesterday Sturridge made comments about his priority of playing for Liverpool in order to book his place in the England squad for the 2014 World Cup, should they get there, and was forced to defend himself on Twitter, the Daily Star reports.
"Don't get it twisted... England is the pinnacle. To play for them is a dream come true. Just hoping to recover for Monday,” tweeted Sturridge.
"Some people never understand. If I'm not fit I can't play."
The Liverpool striker will lead the attack for at least two more games before the long awaited return of controversial striker Luis Suarez against Manchester United in the Capital One Cup later this month.