Ian Rush: Luis Suarez deserved PFA player of the year award

Ian Rush says that Liverpool striker Luis Suárez is a worthy winner of the PFA player of the year award

Ian Rush believes that Luis Suarez is a worthy winner of the PFA player of the year award after the Liverpool striker received the prize on Sunday.

The Reds forward won the accolade ahead of team-mates Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge, as well as Eden Hazard, Yaya Toure and Adam Lallana.

Obviously Gareth Bale won it but I think Suarez has surpassed what he did last year

Ian Rush

And Liverpool legend Rush feels that the 27-year-old Uruguay international is a worthy winner of the prestigious individual prize.

“He’s had an absolutely fantastic season,” Rush told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Last season Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez were the best players. Obviously Gareth Bale won it but I think Suarez has surpassed what he did last year.

“He’s been fantastic. He’s not just a great goal-scorer – it’s his work-rate as well.”

Suarez has scored 30 Premier League goals this season in 31 games, as well as notching up 12 assists for his team-mates.

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