Wednesday 22 November 2017

Suarez leads way for Reds nominees

Luis Suarez is the favourite among two other Liverpool players nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award. Photo: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Luis Suarez is the favourite among two other Liverpool players nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award. Photo: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Liverpool's form in pursuit of their first league title since 1990 has been acknowledged with three players nominated for the PFA's Player of the Year award.

The Premier League's leading scorer, Luis Suarez, is joined by his prolific strike partner Daniel Sturridge and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard on the six-man list announced yesterday.

Also nominated are Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, Manchester City playmaker Yaya Touré and Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana.

Suarez is the firm favourite for the award, having already scored 29 league goals in the campaign.

Hazard (23) and 24-year-old Sturridge have also been nominated for the Young Player of the Year award, along with fellow Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling (19), Southampton left-back Luke Shaw (18), Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey (23) and Everton midfielder Ross Barkley (20).

There are also three Liverpool players nominated for the women's award: Natasha Dowie, Nicole Rolser and Lucy Bronze. Also in the frame are Arsenal goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain, clubmate Jordan Nobbs, plus Kim Little of Seattle Reign in the US.

PFA Player of the Year award nominees:

Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Adam Lallana (Southampton), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Luis Suarez (Liverpool), Yaya Touré (Manchester City).

Irish Independent

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