He’s been phenomenal! Rodgers tips Liverpool’s Suárez for PFA award
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says prolific striker Luis Suárez deserves to win the Player of the Year award this season
Brendan Rodgers believes the “outstanding” Luis Suárez deserves to win the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award after an impressive season for Liverpool.
The Uruguay international has been the club’s standout performer in a disappointing campaign for the Merseyside outfit, scoring 26 goals in all competitions.
Suárez is facing stiff competition for the prestigious accolade from Manchester United’s clinical Robin van Persie and Tottenham’s in-form Gareth Bale.
But Rodgers believes Suárez deserves the award after the former Ajax man spent the majority of the first half of the season playing in a lone striker role in Liverpool’s side.
“He has been phenomenal – and that’s not just an opinion as his manager,” said Rodgers.
“This is a guy who had to play upfront on his own as the only striker we had for six months and never missed a day of training. He played every minute of every game and his performances have spoken for themselves.
“There are many great players in this league, but he has been absolutely outstanding. I couldn’t look any further, to be honest.”
The 26-year-old has scored 47 goals in 90 appearances for Liverpool since completing a £22.75m move from Ajax in January 2011.