May 07, 2014

    Comeback kid Suarez hero anew


    LIVERPOOL striker Luis Suarez completed his redemption from outcast to hero when he was named England's Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association

    on Monday.

    The prestigious honour completes an award double after he was named Professional Footballers' Association player of the year last month.

    The 27-year-old Uruguayan finished ahead of teammate Steven Gerrard and Yaya Toure of Manchester City in a poll of England's football writers and the honour follows an astonishing turnaround for Suarez, who began this season serving the remainder of a 10-match ban imposed for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic last April.

    Monday also saw him equalling an English Premier League goal-scoring record for a 38-game season as he netted his 31st goal of the campaign against Crystal Palace.

    His second-half strike at Selhurst Park drew him level with the mark set by Cristiano Ronaldo (2007-08) and Alan Shearer (1995-96).