Battle for PFA Player of the Year: Suarez vs Gerrard

Battle for PFA Player of the Year: Suarez vs Gerrard

With the nominations out yesterday, there appears to be only one winner.

Luis Suarez is the obvious choice to be crowned PFA Player of the Year next Sunday.

But he has a rival, one who sits across from him in the Anfield dressing room; a man whose role within the Liverpool set-up is no less pivotal than the irrepressible Uruguayan's.

Steven Gerrard stands on the brink of being anointed the patron saint of the Scousers if he guides them to the Premier League Promised Land.

He also stands between Suarez and a clean sweep of the major personal awards to be handed out in the coming weeks.

There is a case for both Reds to be crowned...


There hasn't been a case this clear-cut since Alan Pardew was caught on camera nuzzling David Meyler's chest.

The statistics are in the Liverpool striker's corner.

He is one away from being the first Red to run past 30 goals in a Premier League season.

If he finds another three, he romps clear of Cristiano Ronaldo and Alan Shearer and heads off to the Brazilian sunshine with the record haul for a season.

Both records could go at Norwich.

Suarez and the Canaries are rivalled only by Charlie Sheen and the Playboy bunnies.

It's a scoring frenzy.

He's aiming for a hat-trick of hat-tricks at Carrow Road tomorrow, after netting 11 times in four games.

Norwich want to see Suarez prancing around their pitch like a canary wants to see Sylvester the Cat in his cage.

But Suarez has proven so much more than a goal machine this season.

He's a brilliant, buck-toothed hyena.

He chases down the vulnerable and revels in their suffering.

He targets the troubled and the endangered.

Hunting in packs with Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge, Suarez switched flanks continuously as he sniffed out the weak.

Against Tottenham, they pounced on Michael Dawson and Kyle Naughton like the dithering duo were wounded buffalos.

At Manchester United, he went after Phil Jones.

Suarez terrorised both Jose Fonte and Dejan Lovren at Southampton and, last Sunday, he harassed Manchester City's Martin Demichelis.

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