Liverpool striker Luis Suarez capped off a memorable season by beating the likes of Yaya Toure, Eden Hazard and teammate Daniel Sturridge to this season’s Player of the Year award.
The Uruguayan international has been an impressive figure both on and off the pitch this campaign, recovering well from previous controversies and acting as a role-model for Liverpool’s younger stars.
The Reds have arguably been this season’s surprise package as they top the Premier League table with two games to go, and their success has been built on the incredible goalscoring form shown by their strikers.
In 31 Premier League appearances this season, 27-year-old Suarez has netted an astonishing 30 goals along with a further 12 assists, contributing to a goal every 66 minutes.
Few could argue with the striker picking up the award, and the red half of Merseyside will be confident their star player can repeat his performances next season and bring back the dream European nights to Anfield.
After picking up the award, Luis Suarez posted an online video thanking his teammates, family and supporters for helping him write his name in the history books.
He said: “I’m very happy for this award, thank you to all the players who voted for me.”
“Congratulations to my teammates who if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have won the award.”
“And mainly to my wife Sofia who is with me and who is going to enjoy it with me. Also to my two babies Benjamin and Delfina who I love with all my soul, I dedicate this to them and to all my fans who have also helped me.”