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Suarez leaves RVP and Bale trailing

Date: 7th March 2013 at 9:00 pm
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Suarez Liverpool FCNEVER mind the eventual outcome, the Premier League’s is crystal clear.

Right now it is a three way battle rather than the formality that it should be.

Despite ’s red hot form over the past two months making him the favourite for the award and ’s continued brilliance in front of goal for , the best player in the Premier League this year is obvious, and a trophy is not needed to confirm what people surely already know but aren’t ready to acknowledge.

The award should, of course, always be given to the best player over the entire season and whichever way you dress it up, one man alone has been consistently producing performances worthy of such an accolade above all others. The problem and doubt occurs because these awards don’t always go to the players most deserving of them. There are always ulterior motives.

Ryan Giggs was voted player of the year in 2009 despite starting only 12 games and scoring once for Manchester United. Sure, it was a fitting gesture for a man whose career even back then was defying the boundaries of age, but taking the award at face value, Giggs’ win was little more than a farce. He was awarded the trophy based on sentimentality and as recognition for his longevity and professionalism, not because he was the best player in the Premier League.

The reason that this season’s outstanding player, , is a distant third in the running for this year’s award right now has nothing to do with his performances on the pitch. It is down to his public persona. Suarez won’t win Player of the Year because people generally don’t like him. Sure, van Persie has been phenomenal for United and after a very good first 6 months of the season, Bale has finally gone into overdrive down at White Hart Lane, but neither have been as consistently enthralling or important as regularly as the Uruguayan this term. Suarez leads the goal scoring charts but that isn’t the half of it.

Suarez has bewildered defenders week in, week out and scored not only a great number of goals, but also a great number of great goals. He has played as a spearhead striker for most of the season, leading Liverpool’s forward line with little in the way of support around him.

Latterly, he has been deployed behind Daniel Sturridge and struck up, in a handful of games, the kind of telepathic partnership that usually requires months of practice to attain. He has even played on the left wing for Brendan Rodgers and still managed to excel. He is playing in a side that has little hope of attaining Champions League football and one that has included teenagers and underachievers as his main support acts for much of the season.


In Steven Gerrard’s mind he is the best player the Liverpool captain has ever played with. Think about that for a second. Michael Owen won the Ballon d’Or while playing with Gerrard. Wayne Rooney has featured for years alongside Gerrard for England. Fernando Torres was the best striker on the planet during his time alongside Liverpool’s skipper. Yet unequivocally, Gerrard rates Suarez higher than all of them. It’s little wonder.

Suarez’s superiority this season is no slight on the incredible contributions of Bale and van Persie who both produce wonderful moments at crucial times, which is indeed the hall mark of the world’s great players. However, while van Persie can stun opponents with one piece of cerebral movement and Bale can unleash an Exocet missile with an effortless swing of his elegant left foot, neither have been as influential as Suarez.

Wherever he is on the pitch, whoever the opponent, Suarez affects games with alarming regularity. It seems that no game in which he is participating in is ever more than a few seconds away from his involvement. Whether it’s leaving a defender eating the Anfield turf, killing a high ball with his chest and rounding Tim Krul to score one of the goals of the season or spraying one of the best passes you could wish to see to Daniel Sturridge at the Emirates, whatever the game, you can almost guarantee that Liverpool’s number 7 is on the verge of producing something special and stamping his authority on it.

This isn’t merely opinion, even the stats back up how influential Suarez has been this season in the Premier League. He has scored more goals than anyone else, he has taken more touches in the penalty area than any other player, he has played more key passes than any other forward in the league and he has also taken more shots than his peers. It’s a shame no one is counting nutmegs as Suarez has probably accrued more of them than the rest of the league combined.

For Liverpool he is essentially two players rolled into one. He is their goal scorer and also their best creator of chances. That is incredibly rare and it perfectly encapsulates his crucial involvement throughout the season. It is all the more remarkable when you consider that he is playing in a side that is a long way behind the likes of Manchester United or Tottenham.

Perhaps the best way to sum up Suarez’s dominance even over two outstanding talents like Bale and van Persie is that while those two players regularly produce moments that define games, Suarez has the propensity to dominate them from start to finish. His playing style is utterly unique. A blend of tireless work ethic, mercurial skill, inventiveness and lethal finishing, he is the most enthralling and entertaining player these shores have seen since Cristiano Ronaldo departed for Madrid.

It won’t be him, but regardless of who it is picking up the trophy, Luis Suarez is the Player of the Year.


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47 thoughts on “Suarez leaves RVP and Bale trailing

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  • Youngpac
    1 year ago

    Maradona scored wt hand dey said is “hand of God” messi scored wt hand ‘SECOND MARADONA’ Point of correction suarez neva scored wt hand if ur talkn about zenit in europa den u watch foothball 4rm d mirrow.

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  • Paul Selby
    1 year ago

    Nope didn’t catch a word of that

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  • Youngpac
    1 year ago

    They shuld have gave you wako jackson instade of david jackson for insulting golden boy of our time in EPL presently.

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  • Brad
    1 year ago

    What a bunch of nitwits on here. Suarez is clearly the best all around footballer in the league. He is also a good family man and if you believe otherwise it just says that your jelly brain is susceptible to ridiculous gutter media attempts to villainise him.
    Think for yourself people!
    And “Stoney”…first comment (of course as your probably rooted to your couch doing nothing all day)..get a grip mate-Suarez is twice the man you will ever be.

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    • stevieG
      1 year ago

      Brad , one again you are a sad sad fool . Slagging off people you know nothing about because they dont agree with your sad biased opinions .

      Grow up

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      • freddie
        1 year ago

        Well said Stevie

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  • MJ_Seomoni
    1 year ago

    SUAREZ is the BEST… Love him or hate him, he always gets d job done! YNWA El Pistolero, ME LOVE YOU PLENTY!

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  • jusreal..
    1 year ago

    The man to watch in EPL For the moment… Haters can hate for all i care…. King Suarez you are simply nothing but the best… give him a break…… YNWA…

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  • Kelvin
    1 year ago

    LFC fans are just wasting ur time on this spurs supporters, thought u guyz have better things to do with ur time, suarez is the best all round footballer in the league right now. If judging by what u do for ur team, then i think michu should be ahead of bale then, since his life as a human what has bale achieved? Just an ugly looking footballer- simply overhyped. Whoever says suarez scores against the weaker team do not watch football at all- probably chelsea, arsenal, newcastle, mancity(freekick), everton(double), probably the likes of southampton, aston villa, stoke city etc, are probably the bigger teams in epl, spurs fans grow up, even if u smell the champions league for 100 years to come, u will never smell one semi final lols. Bale rvp are all behind suarez and they both know.

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  • Prince
    1 year ago

    I am a chelsea fan but to be truthful, i would rather have a suarez in chelsea than a bale and RVP COMBINED, SUAREZ IS A BETTER FOOTBALLER THAN BOTH, BALE AND RVP ARE GUD SO DNT GET ME WRONG, BUT SUAREZ HAS GOT THE TECHNIQUE, FINESE, SKILLS, PACE, FINISHING, PASSION. HE IS A FIGHTER. BALE HAS GOT PACE ALONE WHILE RVP has the finishing touch alone. But suarez got both, everyone would admit lfc are struggling cause of change in philosophy, individual defensive errors made people not to see the points he has won for them this season. Against mancit, he scored the wining goal (freekick) but skretel gifted mancity a draw, against everton he got the wining goal, the ref wrongly denied them the 3points, against newcastle, he scored the stunning equalizer which bale and rvp will never score both combined, and yet set a chance for shelvey to score on a platter of gold only for him(shelvey) to blow it up, he scores stunning free kicks which both would look at in envy, gave them a point against chelsea, hence brought them back to the game. If diving is the criteria for not wining it, i think bale should never be mentioned in this list, even yesterday’s match against inter, bale was booked for diving, if it is all about position in the league, bale is not worth it yet again cause Rvp should be awarded it, if it is judged on key passes, then bale is also not deserving of the trpophy, if it is goal ratio, yet again bale is far from it. So what puts bale ahead of suarez? This thing should be judged on football on the pitch and not on sentimental base. As a chelsea fans, they are all good players which to have all of them in my team(chelsea) but suarez is above them all. Ans that is final.

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    • charlie
      1 year ago

      finally an impartial comment, thank you prince.

      I think you people need to be a little careful accusing people you have never met of being racist based on what you have read in the media and an FA verdict that had no tangible evidence to back it up whatsoever, especially when you consider the player in question’s grandfather is of African descent.

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  • ooladele1
    1 year ago

    Saurez is a true warrior,never say die player,despite d fact d fact that he denied Ghana a place in semi final in SA,I aknowledge is skills,eye for goal,he does not tap d ball into net like chilarito or RVP,he engineer d attack,make moves in d box,dazzle n score great goal,now d king of dead balls,scored 3 free kicks in his last 2 games,watch his game againt zenith n u ve a rethink,LFC is not complementing his effort with result n league position but with d arrival of sturridge n coutiho dat will be sorted.I am an African,I love Suarez and blacks all over the world love Suarez even more than Evra. Man u claim 2 be discipline n alwaz over ferdinard’s attitude on pitch n rubbish on tweeter,ferdinand will
    Twit about everything even how he got laid

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