Liverpool's Suarez beats Lionel Messi, one strike away from outdoing Ronaldo outright

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez shares the European Golden Shoe with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Luis Suarez may have missed out on winning a Premier League medal, but he has landed a share of Europe's most prestigious goalscoring prize.

With major European leagues wrapping up at the weekend, the European Golden Shoe standings have been confirmed, and Suarez shares top honours.

The standings are calculated on league goals scored, but with added weight with regard to the league they are scored in.

For example, goals in England, Italy, Germany and Spain are worth two points, and strikes in Holland's Eredivisie for instance are worth 1.5.

Suarez topped the standings jointly with reigning Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo on 62 points thanks to his 31 goals.

He finished above Barcelona's Lionel Messi, whose 28 goals worked out at 56 points.

Fellow Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge came in eighth place outright, his 21 league goals bringing 42 points.

Suarez' achievement could have been even better, had he been slightly more fortunate during the course of the Premier League season, hitting the woodwork more than any other player.

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If the Reds hold onto him as expected, Suarez has a perfect individual inspiration for next season too, as well as leading his team to win trophies.

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