19 Apr 2014

Liverpool trio on player of year shortlist

12:26 pm on 19 April 2014

Liverpool trio Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are on the shortlist for the English Professional Footballers' Association player of the year award.

Striking duo Suarez and Sturridge have scored 49 league goals between them this season, with Uruguay international Suarez leading the Premier League scoring charts with 29 goals for Brendan Rodgers' table-topping side.

Captain Gerrard, 33, has contributed 13 league goals and 11 assists for liverpool this season with the England midfielder aiming to lift his first Premier League title.

With four games left Liverpool have a two-point advantage over second-placed Chelsea, whose Belgium forward Eden Hazard is also among the nominations for player of the year with Ivorian Yaya Toure of Manchester City and Southampton's Adam Lallana.

Sturridge and Hazard were also shortlisted for young player of the year, along with Liverpool's England winger Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley of Everton, Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey and Luke Shaw of Southampton.