Liverpool legend Ian Rush believes Luis Suarez deserves to be crowned player of the year for his performances this season.
The sensational run of goals has dried up for Suarez a touch recently, with just four strikes in his last eleven appearances.
But Rush, who managed an incredible 346 goals in 660 games for the Reds, believes the Uruguayan has performed consistently all season, and provided the spark that has seen Daniel Sturridge net in his last eight games for the club.
And despite the negative publicity that has often surrounded Suarez during his time in England, Rush believes it is time his efforts on the pitch are recognized.
Rush said: “Suarez is my player of the year for the entire year. He is a joy to watch and his work rate is incredible, which has affected Sturridge. He is putting a real shift in as well, and not just when Liverpool have the ball.
“I am so glad we can talk about Luis’ football and nothing else. He knows what he has done. He has apologised.
“Luis has signed a new contract and you can tell by the way he plays he loves playing for Liverpool. The supporters love watching him and hopefully he will be there for a long time to come.”