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North West footballers nominated for PFA award

Luis Suarez Credit: Press Association

Luis Suarez is one of three Liverpool players nominated for the Professional Footballers' Association's player of the year award.

The Uruguayan, who heads the Premier League scoring charts with Liverpool at the top of the table, is joined by Reds strike partner Daniel Sturridge and captain Steven Gerrard on the six-man list which was announced by the PFA on Friday.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard nominated Credit: Press Association

Also nominated for the top prize are Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, Manchester City playmaker Yaya Toure and Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana.

Suarez is the firm favourite to land the award after a stellar season in which he has already scored 29 league goals.

Hazard and Sturridge are also nominated for the young player of the year prize, along with Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, Everton midfielder Ross Barkley and Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling.