Let us look at a remarkable season from the Liverpool star.
The curtain fell on a tremendous Premier League season at the weekend - a season characterised by excitement, drama and unpredictability.
One of the leading lights of this campaign was Liverpool ace Luis Suárez who tearfully missed the league title by only a single victory. Still, his personal performances will be remembered for many years to come with magnificent moments becoming somewhat emblematic of the enigmatic Uruguayan's game.
Let us bathe in some notable season statistics from the PFA and FWA Player of the Year...
The Salto born striker topped the scoring charters with an incredible 31 goals – that’s 10 higher than second placed Daniel Sturridge. On top of that, it took him only 33 games of a 38 game season to achieve what equates to 0.94 goals per game – the best in the league – or a goal every 90.61 minutes – only marginally bettered by title-winning Sergio Aguero’s 90.53 minutes per goal.
31 goals is also the highest Premier League goal tally since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2007/08.
The diminutive dribbler creates as well as scores goals coming second to Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard (13) in the assists chart with 12. The assist chart, however, relies on teammates finishing the chances you create, whereas the big chance creation table is all about the individual.
Suárez tops this chart with an impressive 22 big chances created, 9 ahead of second placed Liverpool contemporary Philippe Coutinho and World Cup bound Rickie Lambert.
But for a matter of inches, El Pistolero would have added an additional nine goals to his tally notching up nine hits of the woodwork this season – another table which he tops.
All of these statistics so far contribute to a quite unbelievable season, added to by the fact Suarez has had more bites of the carrot than any other player with 81 shots on target. To put that in perspective, second placed Romelu Lukaku had a somewhat paltry 45. Considering his inefficiency at converting chances into goals, I guess there is a little room for improvement after all! Perhaps we will see 50 goals from him next term.
Other areas where King Luis reigned supreme were goals from outside of the box (7), goals inside the box (24) and total dribbles (237 – though Eden Hazard completed more dribbles). Quite superb, I’m sure you’ll agree.
Let us hope that Liverpool can resist the barrage of impending offers they will probably receive so the Premier League doesn’t lose another irresistible talent. Oh, and we have the World Cup to look forward to…