Luis Suarez believes his peers don’t like him enough to give him the vote for Player of the Year.
The Daily Mail reports that Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has told the Sunday People that he doesn’t think he has a chance of winning PFA Player of the Year.
Suarez was nominated alongside Tottenham star Gareth Bale, Chelsea duo Juan Mata and Eden Hazard, and Manchester United pair Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick.
But the Uruguayan doesn’t exactly endear himself with some of his on-pitch behaviour, gaining a reputation for being a diver and winding up opposition players. He was also involved in an infamous incident involving Manchester United defender Patrice Evra last year.
Given that the PFA Player of the Year award relies on votes from his fellow professionals, the Reds frontman believes he has a better chance of winning the Football Writer’s award instead.
“Player of the year? I’m not even sure I’d vote for me!” he said.
“I think this year I’ve got more chance in the press vote than I have with the players.
“I understand defenders probably aren’t going to vote for me because I’ve got my particular style, which can be considered a bit niggly.”
Suarez is currently the leading scorer in the Premier League with 22 goals, and is one of the favourites for the award alongside van Persie and Bale. His performances this season have attracted interest from top clubs around Europe, but the former Ajax man told the Sunday Times that he is happy at Anfield.
“I’ll be here next season, yes,” Suarez added. “Not only am I playing for Liverpool, I am playing in one of the best leagues in the world.”