Luis Suarez: Player of the Year

In 2013, Suarez changed his stance on leaving the club and stated that he would like to continue and even signing a contract extension. He reasoned that the support from his Liverpool fans made him revert his decision. In September 2013, in his first game after his recent suspension, Suarez was able to help his team beat Sunderland by scoring twice. Following this performance, Suarez again managed to score an opening goal on October 5 against Crystal Palace. Then he went on to score his next opening goal at Anfield against West Bromwich Albion. BBC reported that he had managed to score a hat trick in every 2013 Premier League Game.

Suarez repeated his magic in December 2013 by scoring 4 goals against Norwich City. He was the first player in the entire history of the Premier League to score up to three hat-tricks with the same opponent. He captained his team on December 15 and scored twice while his team won by 5-1 against Tottenham Hotspur. This led to Luis Suarez being declared as the Football Supporters’ Federation Player of the Year 2013. He was offered a new contract for four and a half years by Liverpool, which he promptly signed, sealing the deal.

Suarez started 2014 with a bang by scoring a 2-0 win over Hill City. This led to him becoming the first Liverpool player since Robbie Fowler to score twenty or more goals in Premier League Seasons in the same year. On March 1, 2014, Suarez made his hundredth appearance at a Premier League Game and proved his fantastic playing abilities again. It was in April 2014 that Suarez along with six other players were nominated for the PFA Player of the Year Award for the second consecutive time. The award was announced on 27 April, and all Luis Suarez fans were thrilled that their hero was the first non-European who has been awarded the PFA Player of the Year Award.

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