With the kind of season that Liverpool are having, there’s really no surprise that three of their players have been named to the prestigious PFA Player of the Year Award shortlist.
Prolific strike partners Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge are obvious inclusions while inspirational Reds captain Steven Gerrard join the likes of Manchester City’s Yaya Toure, Chelsea winger Eden Hazard and Southampton playmaker Adam Lallana to round out the list. The winner — who will odds on be a Liverpool player — will be announced on April 27th at Grosvenor House Hotel in London; the same day that Chelsea visit Anfield in what could very well be a title decider.
Suarez, who leads the Premier League scoring charts with an impressive 29-league goals, has been favorite to claim the prize since the early days of the season, though his partner Sturridge, who has also been nominated with PFA Young Player of the Year along with teammate Raheem Sterling, hasn’t exactly been a slouch with 20-league goals to his name.
With the Reds in search of their first title in 24-years, Steven Gerrard could very well be enjoying this individual prize before he lifts the Premier League trophy for the first time in his storied career. The Liverpool skipper has been a constant source of inspiration for not only his teammates, but for those around the league. With 13 goals and 11 assists this season, the 33-year old hasn’t slowed down one bit — and he could speed himself to London to claim this particular prize.