Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has won the 2013 Player of the Year award at the William Hill Football Supporters' Federation Awards on Monday night.
The Uruguay international has been in stellar form of late, netting 17 Premier League goals in 11 appearances since returning from a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic last season.
Suarez, who has so far managed a total of 26 league goals in 25 outings for the 2013 calendar year, said he was chuffed to win the award after winning back the Reds fans following his mooted move to Real Madrid in the summer.
"Coming back to play at Anfield: because after so many difficult moments for me I was able to win the supporters back, and that was unbelievable when I came back to play,” he said.
"They helped me, and that was important for me, for my confidence, and for my family, because they are together with me in this.
"It's very special for me (the award) because my hard work on the pitch is recognised.
"Everybody knows about my problems and my difficult year, but after that I forgot everything and have been able to get back on the pitch.
"Liverpool are starting to reach their potential and we can play our best on the pitch.
"It's very important that we stay together, we keep going, this is very important.
"If Liverpool don't have these players I cannot continue my level, because it's too much.
"They know I am important, so they try everything to stay together, that's important for me, but it's more important for the club."
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