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Eden Hazard, who won the PFA's Young Player of the Year award, was named as runner-up, while Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure secured third place

Liverpool striker and Premier League top scorer Luis Suarez has been named the PFA Player of the Year.

Suarez finished ahead of second-placed Eden Hazard, who won the PFA's Young Player of the Year award, while Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure ended in third spot after the voting process.

The Uruguay international has netted 30 league goals this season to lead the division's scoring charts and fire Liverpool towards what could be a first league title in 24 years.

PFA AWARDS HIGHLIGHTS
SUAREZ NAMED PLAYER OF THE YEAR
HAZARD PICKS UP YOUNG PLAYER AWARD
PFA TEAM OF THE YEAR
With two games remaining this term, Suarez still has the chance to equal, or even better, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alan Shearer's joint record of 31 goals in a 38-game season.

In addition to his monumental goal haul, the former Ajax frontman has registered 12 assists – the most in the Premier League.

Suarez's award cements an incredible turnaround in affection for the 27-year-old, who was booed on two occasions during last year's PFA ceremony.

He began the campaign by serving the remainder of a 10-game suspension for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic, which followed a race row involving Manchester United's Patrice Evra that also produced a lengthy ban.

But Suarez has put past controversies firmly behind him to light up English football and become only the second Liverpool player to be crowned Player of the Year in the Premier League era.

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