Luis Suárez would be the best player not to scoop award – Steven Gerrard

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard says Luis Suárez would be the best player not to win the Player of the Year award should he miss out

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Luis Suárez has scored 22 Premier League goals this season Photo: Back Page Images

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Steven Gerrard believes Luis Suárez would be the best player ever not to win the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award should the Uruguayan miss out on the accolade this season.

The 26-year-old took his tally to 22 Premier League goals – and 29 in all competitions – with a clinical finish in a 3-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Sunday.

Gerrard, who netted the winner against Spurs, feels that Suárez has been the league’s standout performer this season and would be worthy of the award.

“He’s been doing that for us all season,” Gerrard told BBC Sport.

“Before the last deadline, we never got that centre-forward in and he’s almost carried this team on his own. At times he was the only centre-forward we had.

“He’s top scorer in the league now and he’s been incredible. I can’t put into words how good he’s been.

“If he doesn’t win an award this year, he’ll be the best player ever not to win an award.”

Suárez is facing stiff competition from Tottenham’s Gareth Bale, who created both of Jan Vertonghen’s goals at Anfield.

Gerrard hailed Bale as one of the best players in the world after recent match-winning performances, but the Reds skipper still fancies Suárez to win the PFA award.

“Bale’s in top form and probably one of the best players in the world on current form,” added the midfielder.

“But luckily enough, we’ve got a player who is as equally as good as him in Luis Suárez – and I think Luis may just pip him to Player of the Year, in my opinion.

“He’s been incredible. It’s hard to put into words how good he’s been.”

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