Liverpool’s Luis Suarez isn’t player of the season, insists Jose Mourinho

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez isn't player of the season, according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Jose Mourinho doesn’t believe Luis Suarez is the Premier League’s player of the year – and instead picked Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko as his standout performer.

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Suarez was crowned the PFA and FWA player of the year after scoring 31 goals in 32 Premier League appearances and helping the Reds challenge for the title.

He made the difference. Sixteen goals for the third striker is spectacular

Jose Mourinho

However, Chelsea manager Mourinho feels the winner of the end-season gongs should be selected from the title-winning club, earmarking Dzeko as his choice for the PFA award.

“He’s not just a goalscorer. He assists, he plays, he behaves, he’s fair, he doesn’t dive, doesn’t try to put opponents in the stands with accumulation of cards. I’d choose Dzeko,” Mourinho said.

Mourinho added: “My player of the year would be always from the champions so if that is Manchester City, I would choose Dzeko.

“He was the third-choice striker in the beginning of the season, but when the team needed him, in crucial moments of the season, he made the difference. Sixteen goals for the third striker is spectacular.

“If Liverpool win [the title] – and it would not take a miracle – I would go for Steven Gerrard. He has had a very good season in a position where he is important for a team, changing his profile as a player.”

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