Media pundit Andy Gray has expressed his opinion regarding the PFA Player of the Year award and the former Premier League star believes that Liverpool’s prolific striker Luis Suarez should be given the recipient come the end of the season.
The Uruguayan has hit his peak form for the Reds this season, leading the Premier League scorers with 22 goals to his name. However, Tottenham star Gareth Bale and Manchester United hitman Robin van Persie are bigger favourites to win as Suarez’s knack for goals has been overshadowed by diving allegations and the racism scandal involving Patrice Evra last year.
Gray told TalkSPORT, “If I was still playing, his name would be written down on my ballot form. I would have him as my Player of the Year. Gareth Bale has been flavour of the month but has he been consistently that good this season?
“Robin Van Persie is obviously going through a bad spell at the moment. He is finding goals difficult to come by. It’s one in nine, I think, so that’s not great from him.
“But Suarez has been Suarez. He’s been consistent from when he kicked off, all the way through, sometimes in a team that wasn’t set up for him to have the best players around him. What he’s doing on a football pitch is sensational.”
The Uruguay international has scored 7 goals in his last 4 starts for Liverpool and should he continue to perform, he could leapfrog Bale and Van Persie to become the front-runner for the award. Suarez’s sensational performances have made top clubs across Europe take notice and Bayern Munich are planning a big money move for the Reds striker this summer.