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FWA Footballer of the Year: Luis Suarez

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been awarded the FWA Footballer of the Year. It is said that he has completed his redemption from outcast to hero by winning this title, given by the Football Writers’ Association (FWA).

Last month he was awarded the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) player of the year. Now, by winning another title, his honor probably doubled.

The honor follows an astonishing turnaround for Luis Suarez. The 27-year-old Uruguayan finished ahead of team mate Steven Gerrard and Yaya Toure of Manchester City in the poll. But he began this season serving the remainder of a 10-match ban, which was imposed for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.

Yes definitely he missed the first five games of the season. But now he is the Premier League’s top scorer this season with 30 goals with two matches remaining. And Luis Suarez will play against Gerrard and England in the World Cup in Brazil next month.

Although with all his attributes, Luis Suarez couldn’t sustain Liverpool’s Premier League title challenge. Manchester City have already won the Premier League.

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Of around 300 members, Luis Suarez polled 52 per cent of the vote. He got only two, last year.

FWA chairman Andy Dunn told Sky Sports,

“He did only receive two votes last season,”

He also added,

“Our voting opened just 12 hours after the biting incident at Anfield last season, so that was taken into account”

FWA Footballer of the Year is not only based on player’s achievements on the pitch. It also depends on their behavior throughout the season.

Dunn continued,

“His behavior throughout the season has been very good”

“There is an element of redemption – allied with those 30 goals and the sensational talent he has displayed all season -and it has made him a very popular choice.”

Luis Suarez becomes the 10th Liverpool player to win the award. One of their previous winners of WFA award, Ian Rush praised Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers for this. The way he handled a difficult period at the start of this season, is really praiseworthy.

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Rush told Sky Sports,

“Suarez was training by himself and the manager welcomed him back and said you are one of the players now”

“The manager could have handled it differently. And Luis Suarez has repaid him.”

Ian Rush was the FWA Footballer of the Year in 1984. He also praised Luis Suarez for his work. Rush indicated about his huge influence on the Liverpool team attempting to win the title after a long decade.

He added,

“I think he has made a big difference to Liverpool’s players – not just himself.”

FWA Footballer of the Year award is the oldest of its kind in world football. It was first awarded in 1948 with Stanley Matthews the first recipient.

Past FWA Players of the Year are listed below:

FWA Player of the Year

Season

Player

Club

1992/93 Chris Waddle Sheffield Wednesday
1993/94 Alan Shearer Blackburn Rovers
1994/95 Jurgen Klinsmann Tottenham Hotspur
1995/96 Eric Cantona Manchester United
1996/97 Gianfranco Zola Chelsea
1997/98 Dennis Bergkamp Arsenal
1998/99 David Ginola Tottenham Hotspur
1999/00 Roy Keane Manchester United
2000/01 Teddy Sheringham Manchester United
2001/02 Robert Pires Arsenal
2002/03 Thierry Henry Arsenal
2003/04 Thierry Henry Arsenal
2004/05 Frank Lampard Chelsea
2005/06 Thierry Henry Arsenal
2006/07 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United
2007/08 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United
2008/09 Steven Gerrard Liverpool
2009/10 Wayne Rooney Manchester United
2010/11 Scott Parker West Ham United
2011/12 Robin van Persie Arsenal
2012/13 GarethBale Tottenham Hotspur
2013/14 LuisSuarez Liverpool
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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti refused further interest for Luis Suarez

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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has refused to be drawn on the club’s reported interest for Luis Suarez. He has recently confirmed that the rising star Alvaro Morata is set to leave the European champions.

Madrid rejected the offer from Arsenal to take academy product Morata on loan last January. Ancelotti has explained that the striker is keen to find another club in pursuit of first team football as he had an excellent league start last season.

“The player has decided to leave in search of more minutes and the club has agreed it”

Carlo Ancelotti said at the presentation of his new website.

Italian champions Juventus and Bundesliga side Wolfsburg are believed to be chasing for Morata. Hopefully Real Madrid must be looking for a buy-back clause in any potential deal with them.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that he would be searching for a young striker like Morata. But he is not anymore interested about the great star of BPL (Luis Suarez).

“Suarez is a fantastic player but it would be a lack of respect to talk about signings at this stage”

Said Carlo Ancelotti.

He believes that it would be good for him to play having those opportunities, especially if he gets the chance. Anyway he gave away few hints about Madrid’s interest in Liverpool striker Suarez.</

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Suarez transfers to FC Barcelona : the RED joins The CATALANS

The Liverpool star Luis Suarez transfers to Barcelona when Liverpool officials have given the first indication that Suarez’s future lies away from Anfield by opening a talk to Barca.

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Luis Suarez in Barcelona kit—–image via: uniladmag.com

Although the Uruguay international has banned for four months from all football related activities, the Spanish club have not been deterred in their pursuit of him. It has been notable that Suarez was awarded the banishment for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. A delegation led by Barcelona’s director of football management, Raul Sanllehi, have already met Liverpool’s chief executive, Ian Ayre, in London for recruiting Luis Suarez by negotiation.

In order to transfer Suarez a club should meet a release-clause of around £80m that was included in the £200,000 per week contract Suarez signed in last December. Though it was a third time since Suarez bit an opponent in three years, Liverpool’s valuation has not altered. However, Ian Ayre puts his interest in the Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez.

If the Chile international moves to Anfield, he would be valued in the £30m region by Barcelona. The Catalans are much more keen for the courtship of the Premier League leading goal scorer, Luis Suarez.

With the influence of Barcelona, Suarez may go to public with an apology for biting Chiellini amid concerns over how his prospective transfer would be received. Six days after the incident on Monday, the apology and U-turn from Suarez duly followed via social media. The Barca employees were fulsome in their praise of Suarez’s action.

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Suarez’s bite during the world cup—image via: www.aek365.com

Barcelona’s Sporting director, Andoni Zubizarreta speaks at unveiling of the midfielder Ivan Rakitic,

“ Luis Suarez is humble enough to admit an error. In this case it’s the best thing a person can do”

The former Barcelona and Spain goalkeeper added ,

”Everyone knows last season he played in various positions in attack, but everyone also knows that he is a Liverpool player and he is an excellent player indeed.”

Ivan Rakitic also commented by saluting Suarez character and strength

“ Suarez has the necessary quality to play for Barca”

Meanwhile, Liverpool will attempt to develop their defence following the £25m signing of Adam Lallana. The English midfielder Lallana joins his former Southhampton team-mate Rickie Lambert and the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can,£4.5m and £9.85m deals respectively.

Liverpool manager’s leading central defensive target is Croatia international Lovren. The manager is believed to be keen on a move to Merseyside despite rival interest from Tottenham Hotspur, the club which is currently led by the former Southampton coach Mauricio Pochettino.

Liverpool supporters will recall Suarez’s finer moments in the club , the hat-tricks, stunning goals, individual skill while he becomes free to undergo the medical for Barcelona. The Suarez transfer news is not a gossip anymore. The legend Kop banner was inspired by Suarez saying,

“Luis Suarez can nutmeg a mermaid’.

In reaction to Suarez transfer news others will also recall one of the final images of Luis Suarez when he ushered off the pitch at Selhurst Park by Captain Steven Gerrrd, his face covered to his tears.

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Suarez, the Liverpool Hero—-image via: www.theguardian.com

The Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez arrived in the Catalan city on Tuesday to complete the formalities of his reported €94 million (£75m) transfer from his former Club Liverpool.

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Uruguay star Luis Suarez ‘in danger of missing World Cup’

The Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is believed to have injured his knee joint during Uruguay’s pre-World Cup training camp. He is likely to undergo surgery on Thursday. It is indeed a huge blow to Uruguay and to him as well. It could be a major worry for his club Liverpool also.

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Luis Suarez in wheel chair—–image via: www.telegraph.co.uk

Uruguayan TV are reporting that Suarez had an MRI which revealed that the meniscus in the knee is damaged. The team doctor decided surgery as a necessity.

Much will depend upon the seriousness of the injury and how Suarez reacts after post operative period.

Suarez could even go under immediate surgery, with journalist Martin Charquero reporting that it has already been scheduled for 7:30 am Uruguayan time.

The recovery time after meniscus surgery is four to six weeks. It means Suarez could face a race against time to recover and prove his fitness for the upcoming world tournament.

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Suarez, will he be able to back again? ——image via: www.bbc.co.uk

Suarez’s injury would be a major blow for the Uruguay as he is the key figure in attack. His absence would be a great pressure upon Edison Cavani and Diego Forlan. Uruguay will start their world cup campaign against Costa Rica on June 14. Five days later they will be playing against England and then Italy on June 24. If Luis Suarez misses his chance to play in the tournament, he would join a growing list of top unfortunates to have their World Cup dreams shattered.

However, his injury reminds the nightmare of Fernando Torres’ final months for Liverpool. Prior to 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the Spanish striker had his surgery, the same injury Luis Suarez has suffered. Torres returned to the tournament seven weeks later and there was only a shadow of his former self. His off form continued to his club too.

Liverpool fan will be hoping that something similar does not happened with their star Suarez. Liverpool themselves would be wise enough to be involved in Suarez’s surgery and then subsequent rehabilitation. They will be happy to ensure their prized asset is not damaged beyond repair.

Let’s pray for Luis Suarez.