Luis Suarez was crowned PFA Players’ Player of the Year on Sunday evening, and was quick to express his gratitude to those at Liverpool.
The Uruguayan has enjoyed a fantastic season in the Premier League, scoring 30 goals and providing 11 assists in 31 appearances for the Reds.
The 27-year-old pipped Liverpool teammates Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge to the award, as well as seeing off competition from Manchester City’s Yaya Toure, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, and Adam Lallana of Southampton.
It completes a remarkable turnaround for Suarez, who finished runner up in the award last year, having just received a ten match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.
Suarez posted a video on his personal YouTube channel to thank those who helped him make such an achievement.
“We’ve just arrived from the Player of the Year awards,” the 27-year-old smiles with the trophy clutched in his hands.
“I’m very happy with this award – thanks to all of the players who voted for me.
“Congratulations to all of my teammates too; I couldn’t have won this award without them.
“Special thanks to Sofia, my wife, who is here to enjoy it with me, and to my two children, who I love with all my soul.
“And thanks to all of the supporters who have helped me too.”