Scot says Reds attacker is the EPL’s best player this campaign.
Football pundit Andy Gray says Liverpool front man Luis Suarez should win this season’s Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year award, reports talkSPORT.co.uk.
The Uruguay international is currently enjoying an outstanding season for the Reds, leading the Premier League goal scoring charts with 22 strikes.
Suarez has found the back of the net 28 times in all competitions for the Merseysiders this campaign, as well as contributing numerous assists to the club’s cause.
However, Suarez’s off-the-pitch antics combined with his propensity to take a ‘dive’ may very well count against him when the votes are counted come the end of the season, with the likes of Manchester United forward Robin van Persie and Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Gareth Bale set to pip the South American to the PFA gong in May.
But Gray, who won the award himself in 1977, feels that would be a mistake, saying: “If I was still playing, his name would be written down on my ballot form. I would have him as my Player of the Year.
“Gareth Bale has been flavour of the month but has he been consistently that good this season? I don’t know.
“Robin Van Persie is obviously going through a bad spell at the moment. He is finding goals difficult to come by. It’s one in nine, I think, so that’s not great from him.
“But Suarez has been Suarez. He’s been consistent from when he kicked off, all the way through, sometimes in a team that wasn’t set up for him to have the best players around him.
“He has had to work on his own for half a season until [Daniel] Sturridge came in and has helped him. I couldn’t not vote for Luis Suarez as my Player of the Year. What he’s doing on a football pitch is sensational.”