Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 2/28/13
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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has hailed Luis Suarez as the Premier League's player of the season, and also heaped praise on Daniel Sturridge. Suarez has scored 25 goals this season, 18 of which have come in the league, to put him one behind of Manchester United's Robin van Persie and three ahead of Tottenham's Gareth Bale - fellow contenders for this season's star man award. The Uruguay forward is two away from becoming the first Liverpool player to score 20 league goals in a campaign since Fernando Torres five seasons ago. Suarez will start his 90th match for the Reds against Wigan on Saturday and Rodgers believes the player's recent record compares to the best. In his first 45 games Suarez managed just 16 goals, but has scored 30 in his last 44 appearances, which debunks the claim the striker is not prolific enough. Asked who he would pick as player of the year, Rodgers, like Reds midfielder Lucas Leiva, was quick to name Suarez. "I couldn't look much further than Luis Sua...
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