Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 2/28/13
Brendan Rodgers believes the ‘phenomenal’ form of Luis Suarez would make him a worthy winner of the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award for 2012-13. The Uruguay striker is tipped to be one of the frontrunners for the prestigious accolade after a season so far which has seen him plunder 25 goals in 37 appearances. Asked by reporters at Melwood who he believed to be deserved of the award, Rodgers stated: “Luis Suarez. “He has been phenomenal — and that’s not just an opinion as his manager. “This is a guy who had to play upfront on his own as the only striker we had for six months and never missed a day of training. He played every minute of every game and his performances have spoken for themselves. “There are many great players in this league, but he has been absolutely outstanding. I couldn’t look any further, to be honest.” Suarez was joined in Liverpool’s attacking ranks by Daniel Sturridge in January, and the pair have already struck up an instant understanding. They’ve netted 11 goals between them in 10 matches and Rodgers is delighted with the manner in which they’ve combined. “They’re two top players,” the manager said. “They’ve got different qualities and different styles. “You’ve seen Luis’s all season — his cleverness, movement and intensity in his game. When I came here, everyone was talking about his finishing and how many chances he missed and whatnot. But you look at his conversion rate of chances this year and the goals he has put away have been brilliant. He is a terrific focal point for the team. “Daniel is a different type of player. He is hungry for goals, but he wants to play on the shoulder. His movement is really, really good and people have also seen his pace, power and running and shooting ability. “When the both of them play in and around each other, they find the spaces really, really well — but with Danny you’ve got that possibility to play in behind and penetrate either over the top or in between. Once he’s away, he’s very, very hard to catch because he’s so fast. “They’re a real potent threat and we’ve got others in the team with huge quality as well. That partnership and cohesion is growing all the time and it’s pleasing to see.”
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
One Gotta Go: NFL Legends (and Jose Canseco!) Have No Love For Captain America
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Lochte to be summoned to appear in Rio, charged with making false report

Carlos Ruiz traded to Dodgers

Ezekiel Elliott reportedly arrived at training camp overweight

Olympian auctions off medal to help young cancer patient

Report: Dodgers have turned down lowball offers for Puig

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jason Pierre-Paul’s lawsuit against Adam Schefter, ESPN will proceed

The Rock, Vin Diesel to settle 'rivalry' at WrestleMania 33?

Report: Browns trade former No. 6 overall pick Mingo to Pats

Harden organizing players-only minicamp with Rockets

Raiders file trademark applications for ‘Las Vegas Raiders’

U.S. Soccer hands Solo six month suspension for Olympic comments

One Gotta Go: NFL legends bring the hate for fast food

What you need to know about the Champions League draw

Can the San Francisco Giants bust their teamwide slump?

A look at 2016 college football conference changes

The 20 best boxing movies ever

Will Perriman help Ravens find elusive WR success?

Jay Bouwmeester’s selection to Team Canada’s World Cup roster is a head-scratcher

Five MLB players with a lot to lose down the stretch

One Gotta Go: NFL legends bring the hate for our favorite football movies

Bruce Arians on sideline video use: 'It helps bad coaches'

Hard not to be cynical about LeBron's 'Cleveland Hustles'

Familiar faces that won't be seen in the NFL this year

Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 20 best boxing movies of all time

One Gotta Go: NFL legends bring the hate for fast food

What you need to know about the Champions League draw

Can the San Francisco Giants bust their teamwide slump?

A look at 2016 college football conference changes

Can Perriman's return help Ravens find oft-elusive WR success?

One Gotta Go: NFL legends bring the hate for our favorite football movies

Hard not to be cynical about LeBron James' 'Cleveland Hustles'

Ranking the uniforms of the NFL from worst to best

Familiar faces that won't be seen in the NFL this year

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker