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Rodgers: Suarez deserves PFA honour

Created on 20 Apr., 2013 4:13 PM GMT

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Luis Suarez should be favourite for the PFA Player of the Year award.

The controversial striker helped kick-start Liverpool's season when the attacking resources of the club looked bare, and Rodgers believes that is one of many reasons why Suarez deserves to win the accolade.

"It's great for him and it's also a mark of the team," Rodgers told reporters.

"He will say himself he has got great support from the players around him. But for him his role and function in the team has been absolutely outstanding and I'm sure he'll be one of the favourites to win it.

"The players that have been mentioned are top-quality players - players like Gareth Bale and Robin van Persie have had outstanding seasons. But I can only look at Luis as a player. I don't think there is any club in the country that wouldn't want him in their team.

"What he has done for us this season has been amazing. He would certainly be my favourite for it - and he'd thoroughly deserve it."

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