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Andy Gray feels Liverpool's Luis Suarez deserves PFA Player of the Year

Rupam Bagish
871   //    13 Mar 2013, 14:42 IST
Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Former Everton striker Andy Gray strongly feels Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is the best contender for the PFA Player of the Year title. Suarez hit tremendous form this year with 22 goals so far. He last scored in their Sunday’s match with Tottenham which they won 3-2.

However, Suarez himself thinks his chances aren’t that bright. Instead, he is backing  Gareth Bale and Robin van Persie to win the prestigious award this year. He feels his reputation for theatrics and his race-row controversy with Patrice Evra last season may act as a hindrance in him winning the title this year.

What he’s doing on a football pitch is sensational,” Andy Gray remarked earlier on the Uruguayan forward.

In his talkSPORT show, he showed his support for Suarez saying: “If I was still playing, his name would be written down on my ballot form. I would have him as my Player of the Year. Gareth Bale has been flavour of the month but has he been consistently that good this season? I don’t know.”

About Van Persie, he said, “Robin Van Persie is obviously going through a bad spell at the moment. He is finding goals difficult to come by. It’s one in nine, I think, so that’s not great from him.”

He concluded, “But Suarez has been Suarez. He’s been consistent from when he kicked off, all the way through, sometimes in a team that wasn’t set up for him to have the best players around him. He has had to work on his own for half a season until [Daniel] Sturridge came in and has helped him. I couldn’t not vote for Luis Suarez as my Player of the Year. What he’s doing on a football pitch is sensational.”


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