Suarez named PFA Player of the Year

Liverpool forward Luis Suarez has been voted the PFA Player of the Year for this season after his performances and goals helped the club to the top of the Premier League, BBC Sport has reported.

The Uruguayan missed the first five Premier League games of the season due to suspension, but since returning he has hit 30 goals in 31 Premier League appearances and formed a highly successful partnership with teammate Daniel Sturridge, who was also nominated.

Reds captain Steven Gerrard, Southampton playmaker Adam Lallana, Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure and Chelsea winger Eden Hazard completed the six-name shortlist. Indeed, due to being under the age of 24, Hazard was voted the Young Player of the Year.

The awards ceremony took place in London on Sunday evening with Suarez along with his Liverpool teammates making the journey on a private aircraft following their 2-0 defeat to Chelsea.

Upon receiving the award, Suarez said: “The Premier League is full of really great players and so it is a great honour when these players recognise your work on the pitch. I always try my best for the team and it is nice to get awards but really this is for my team-mates and the staff at Liverpool because without their help I wouldn’t have this prize.”

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