Luis Suarez deserves to win the Player of the Year award over Manchester United’s Robin van Persie and Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale.
According to Lucas Leiva, his Liverpool teammate is the man that should be walking away with the top award from the PFA gala.
Suarez is expected to be close to winning the vote alongside the Manchester United and Spurs stars but Lucas feels his superior goalscoring record means he should prevail.
Van Persie has found the net 23 times in all competitions since his £24million move to Old Trafford in the summer, while Bale has been on fire the past few weeks, scoring eight of his 19 in the last six matches.
Anfield favourite Suarez has notched 25 times in all so far and is closing on the Manchester United striker for the Premier League golden boot.
“Luis will certainly be challenging for that award,” Lucas told the Liverpool Echo.
“I just hope he wins because I think he deserves it after everything he has done this season.
“I think it’s going to be between Luis, Van Persie and Bale. All three have performed really well and have scored a lot of goals.”
Liverpool have had another indifferent season in the Premier League up to now and crashed out of the Europa League on away goals, despite valiant comeback against Zenit St Petersburg.
Suarez scored twice in that game and Liverpool fans will be wondering how badly this season could be going if he was not with them.
However, it can be argued that Van Persie and Bale have been equally as important to Manchester United and Tottenham respectively.
Lucas’ comments are unlikely to make any difference as the voting forms have already been sent out and many of the votes already cast, with the winner of the award being announced in April.
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