Ex-Liverpool striker: 'If Suarez doesn't get Player of the Year there's something seriously wrong'

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John Aldridge also commented on Martin Skrtel's goalscoring record as well as throwing his support behind Luis Suarez for the Player of the Year award.

Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has said there would be something seriously wrong if Luis Suarez didn’t win this season Footballer of the Year accolade.

Suarez has scored 28 goals in 25 appearances so far this season and Aldridge thinks that Suarez ranks alongside some of Liverpool’s best strikers in years gone by.

He wrote in his Liverpool Echo column: “Suarez is nailed on for the Golden Boot and he has more assists than anyone in the league.

“If he doesn't get the PFA Player of the Year award there will be something seriously wrong.

“I've heard one or two things about how players won't vote for him because of what's gone on in previous seasons. That is just wrong.

“He has behaved impeccably this season. Not only has he been the top flight’s outstanding player but he’s also kept out of trouble. He has learned from past mistakes.”

The bookies certainly seem to think the Uruguayan is going to be the man crowned with that particular accolade, as he is best priced at 1/8 to be presented with the prize.

Aldridge also said he laughed when defender Martin Skrtel passed former striker Fernando Torres’s goalscoring record for the season, after the Slovakian got a brace in Liverpool’s 6-3 win against Cardiff City at the weekend.

He said: “You are always looking for your centre-backs to chip in with a half a dozen goals a season and he has done that. Hopefully there are a few more to come.

“Skrtel outscoring Torres – it’s amazing how things turn out.

“We owe Chelsea a lot. It was kind of them to give us £50m for Torres and they did us another massive favour when they sold us Daniel Sturridge for a song.”

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