Liverpool trio on shortlist for PFA player of the year

2014-04-18 15:42

London – Liverpool trio Luis Suárez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are on the shortlist for the English Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) player of the year award.

Striking duo Suárez and Sturridge have scored 49 league goals between them this season, with Uruguay international Suárez leading the Premiership scoring charts with 29 goals for Brendan Rodgers’ table-topping side.

Captain Gerrard (33) has contributed 13 league goals and 11 assists for Liverpool this season with the England midfielder aiming to lift his first Premier League title.

With four games left, Liverpool have a two-point advantage over second-placed Chelsea, whose Belgian forward Eden Hazard is also among the nominations for player of the year. Ivorian Yaya Touré (Manchester City) and Englishman Adam Lallana (Southampton) are also in the reckoning.

Sturridge and Hazard were also shortlisted for young player of the year, the PFA said, along with Liverpool’s England winger Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley (Everton), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) and Luke Shaw (Southampton).

Gareth Bale won both awards last year playing for Tottenham Hotspur before his world record transfer to Real Madrid, following in the footsteps of Andy Gray (1977) and Cristiano Ronaldo (2007).

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