Top Three: Liverpool players of 2014

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We take a look at Liverpool's best performers during 2014.

For Liverpool, 2014 has been a year of two halves. The early part of the year was brilliant, with the club challenging for the title and playing some of the best football they have in modern times.

However, things have unraveled so far this season and the Reds look well off the pace. 

Overall, though, 2014 will still be looked back on as a fairly positive year in the club's history and in this piece we take a look at the three players who offered Liverpool the most over the past 12 months. 

3) Daniel Sturridge

The striker has missed much of this season with injury and that has highlighted his importance to the side.

Liverpool have looked toothless going forward this campaign and they are desperate for Sturridge to return to fitness as soon as possible. 

The England international is their main man up front and his goal scoring totals over the year have been nothing short of sensational.

Sturridge managed 15 goals in 22 games for the Reds across 2014 and he will be hoping to get straight back to his best when he returns to fitness.

2) Raheem Sterling

Sterling is arguably the brightest prospect in world football and 2014 has really been his breakthrough year.

The winger had built up a reputation as a bright, young talent previously, but over the course of the past 12 months he has become a world star.

Sterling is already one of Liverpool's key players and his direct running makes him a threat to any defence.

Although he still has things to improve, he looks to be one of the most exciting players England has produced and his future is limitless if he continues to progress at his current rate. 

1) Luis Suarez

Suarez may have left Anfield in July, but there can be no question that he deserves the award of being the Reds' best player of 2014. 

The Uruguayan front man spearheaded their title bid last season, dazzling defences with his dribbling ability and clinical finishing. 

Suarez scored 31 times in the Premier League during the last campaign, tearing apart teams single-handedly on numerous occasions. 

Since his move to Barcelona, Liverpool have struggled to cope and it is further evidence of the ability of a player who is amongst the very best to have represented the club in their modern history. 

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