Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been named the Football Writers’ Association player of the year 2014, beating Steven Gerrard and Yaya Toure to the prize.
Suarez, who has 30 goals so far this season for title chasers Liverpool, was voted the PFA Footballer of the Year by his peers last month, completed the double today, collecting 52% of the votes ahead of his club captain Gerrard and Manchester City powerhouse Yaya Toure.
FWA chairman Andy Dunn, of the Sunday Mirror, said: “Those members who have been fortunate enough to be working at a match involving Luis Suarez have witnessed an astonishing talent first-hand.
“Tireless endeavour allied to extraordinary imagination makes an irresistible combination. Add ingenious, impudent finishing and you have a footballer who truly quickens the pulse.”
“Luis is a remarkable gifted addition to the long and distinguished list of winners of our award.”
The Uraguyan striker has propelled Liverpool to within touching distance of a first Premier League title since 1990, but their destiny is out of their hands, with Manchester City able to topple the Reds if they win their remaining two games of the season.
The Merseyside outfit are however guaranteed Champions League football next season, and fans will be praying that a European berth will be enough to persuade their star man reject the likes of Real Madrid this summer, with Los Blancos said to be very interested in the 27-year-old, and for good reason!
What do you think? Has Suarez been the outstanding player in the Premier League this season? Will he stay at Liverpool?