Premier League 2012/13: 5 Biggest Talking Points So Far

5. Should Suarez Receive Player of the Year?

Luis Suarez Love him or loathe him, it is impossible to deny that Luis Suarez has been in devastating form this season, having already notched twenty-two league goals, coupled with four assists, so far. The Uruguayan has arguably been the best performer of the lot, frequently winning matches for Liverpool almost single-handedly to keep his team in the hunt for European football. An intelligent and determined player, Suarez is blessed with skill, awareness, fighting spirit, and now, most importantly, a lethal eye for goal. There are not many teams out there capable of stopping him right now, with his form unlikely to wilt, and Liverpool€™s manager, Brendan Rogers, will be placing a lot of faith in his match-winner to steer the team to a respectable position in the table, with the intention of building on the progress made next season. As the award ceremonies near, Suarez is the stand out individual to bestow with the highest accolades, but there are a few things that may prevent him from picking up any gongs. The man carries a lot of baggage with him, all of it coming from his behaviour on the football field, which his fellow professionals and the powers that be may consider to be a moral stumbling block, for Suarez is considered, in some circles, to be a poor sportsman. Controversial though he may be, it would be harsh, on the grounds of performance, to not give him the recognition he has surely earned.

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