Liverpool’s Luis Suarez a complete player, says Gary Neville
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville hails Liverpool's Luis Suárez as a complete player
Gary Neville has hailed Liverpool striker Luis Suarez as his player of the season – so far.
The Uruguay international has scored 19 goals in 12 Premier League appearances this season after returning from a 10-game ban in late September.
Every time he strikes the ball it goes in the back of the net and Suarez is having one of those seasons
“You have to say his performances in the last month have gone up a level again,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“If I was looking at him and his completeness as a player, the goal he set up for Raheem Sterling on Saturday was brilliant.
“He’s scored so many sensational goals.
“We see sometimes with a player where everything goes for him, every time he strikes the ball it goes in the back of the net and Suarez is having one of those seasons.”
In a surprise Liverpool double, Neville also named Brendan Rodgers as his manager of the first half of the season.
The Northern Irishman’s Liverpool side will reside in top spot of the Premier League at Christmas after Arsenal’s goalless draw with Chelsea at The Emirates on Monday night.
“I’ve gone for Brendan Rodgers,” Neville replied when asked to pick his manager of the season.
“If you’d said to me he’d get Liverpool to the top of the league on Christmas Day at the start of the season I’d have said ‘no chance’.
“I didn’t think they were good enough. They were seventh last year so to do that is a tremendous achievement.”