Unpredictable attacker deserves to win PFA award.
Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers says that Reds front man Luis Suarez should be this season’s Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year, reports the Daily Mail.
The six short-listed players for the award were announced on Friday, with the Uruguay international being joined on the list by the Chelsea duo of Eden Hazard and Juan Mata, Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale and Manchester United pair Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick.
However, Rodgers has put forward a strong case for his player emerging victorious ahead of the other five, and the Northern Irishman has a point if you look at the mercurial attacker’s statistics this campaign for the Merseyside giants.
For a start, no player has found the back of the net more times in the Premier League than the 26-year-old, whose 22 goals in just 32 top-flight appearances are one more than closest challenger van Persie.
Meanwhile, in all competitions this season Suarez has registered an impressive 29 strikes in only 43 matches, while he also has an eye-catching ten assists to his name in that period, numbers that make him a strong contender when the winner will be announced later this month.