Suarez and Pulis win Barclays Player and Manager of the Season gongs

The Liverpool striker is named the Premier League's best, also winning the Barclays Golden Boot, while the Crystal Palace boss is also recognised for his achievements

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been named Barclays Player of the Season and Tony Pulis the Barclays Manager of the Season for his efforts with Crystal Palace.

The Reds star struck 31 Premier League goals as his side finished second overall, with his 12 assists contributing to his recognition as the best in the division.

Pulis succeeded Ian Holloway at Selhurst Park in November when the Eagles had just four points but oversaw an incredible improvement to guide his side as high as 11th, 12 points clear of the relegation margin.

He had already been crowned the Premier League Manager of the Year by the League Managers Association on Monday but Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers was awarded the overall prize by his peers.

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech and Arsenal’s Wojciech Szczesny shared the Barclays Golden Glove for their 16 clean sheets apiece.

The Blues star kept his record in three fewer games than his Arsenal counterpart as both clubs finished in the top four.