Phil Jagielka has admitted that Luis Suarez is often unplayable and credits the forward for creating his own luck on the pitch.

The Everton captain knows all about the Liverpool ace's gifts, having regularly tested himself against them in Merseyside derby encounters.

And regardless of how many times he faces Suarez, the defender has admitted it's difficult to contain him, as he's unpredictable and attempts the unthinkable.

Jagielka is excited to tackle the talented hitman on the international stage when England line up against Uruguay in Sao Paulo on June 19 for their second World Cup Group D clash.

But he is also hoping Suarez doesn't hand him yet another torrid time.

"He nearly is impossible to handle at times," Jagielka admitted to the Liverpool Echo.

"Not only is he a very gifted individual but he seems to get the run of the ball most of the time, which makes it even more frustrating.

"If he isn't taking you on purposefully and being as good as he can be, he seems to get that bit of luck.

"It's frustrating but you also create your own luck in football and because he tries thing so many times, you get the breaks.

"And he doesn't score the goals he scores because he's a lucky player, he scores them because he is a fantastic player.

"You like to think you learn every time you come up against these players but they can still go and score a hat-trick against you."

Suarez has already admitted that in Uruguay, the fixture against England 'is the game everyone is looking forward to most here'.