Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers: Luis Suárez is the best striker in England

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hails Luis Suárez as the best striker in the Premier League after his hat-trick at Wigan Athletic

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Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool are currently in seventh place Photo: Back Page Images

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Brendan Rodgers hailed Liverpool’s Luis Suárez as the best striker in the Premier League after the Uruguayan’s hat-trick in Saturday’s 4-0 win at Wigan Athletic.

The 26-year-old scored a 48-minute treble at DW Stadium to become the league’s top goal scorer with 21 strikes, ahead of Manchester United’s prolific Robin van Persie, who has netted 19 times.

With Tottenham’s Gareth Bale being touted as a possible winner of the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award alongside Van Persie, Rodgers is adamant Suárez deserves the accolade.

“For me there is not [a better striker in the Premier League]. He is clearly the Player of the Year for myself, and I’m sure he is for many other people around the country,” Rodgers told Liverpool’s website.

“He is absolutely incredible. Forget his quality – you talk about his hunger and desire. He trains every single day of his life. He never wants to opt out of training and have an easy day or a rest.

“And then every time he comes out onto the pitch he gives stunning performances and gives his maximum.

“A brilliant hat-trick for him and a great day for the team, because this is a difficult place to come. To play like that and get the goals and the clean sheet was terrific for us.”

Suárez has scored 49 goals in 90 appearances for the Reds after completing a £22.75m switch to Anfield from Ajax in January 2011.

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