BEIJING, April 29 (Xinhuanet) -- One of the major reasons Liverpool are on top of the Premiership is the play of Luis Suarez. And Suarez has been honoured for his fine play by being named player of the year in English football. Suarez is the first South American to collect the prestigious Professional Footballers' Association accolade.
He has led Liverpool's unexpected Premier League title challenge with a league best, and club record, 30 goals in 31 domestic appearances. He also has 12 assists and created 78 scoring chances for his team.
Liverpool didn't reach the Champions League last season, but are headed there next season and Suarez's team is still in the running for a first domestic crown in almost a quarter-century. Suarez humble in winning the award crediting most of his success to others.
"95%, another 5 for me because this prize is for the team, the squad, and for my teammates and for the staff and for the members of staff because they have done a really good job, and of course for my wife and children." Luis Suarez said.