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Liverpool FC win most nominations for PFA players’ player of the year awards

BT Sport takes over as sponsor of PFA awards 

Three Liverpool FC stars feature in the shortlist of six nominations for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year Award, including Captain Steven Gerrard and strikers Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. 

The nominations also include Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure and Southampton’s Adam Lallana. 

The Reds also feature prominently in the shortlisted candidates for the PFA Young Player of the Year Award, with Sturridge and Raheem Sterling nominated. Hazard is also nominated for the Young Player Award, along with Everton’s Ross Barkley, Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal and Luke Shaw of Southampton. 

BT Sport has agreed a deal to take over as the main sponsor of the prestigious Awards, which will be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on April 27. The Awards will be hosted by Jake Humphrey and a 30-minute highlights show aired on BT Sport the next day. 

The City of Liverpool is also well represented in the women’s nominations with Liverpool Ladies having three players nominated for the Women’s Players’ Player of the Year Award in defender Lucy Bronze, striker Natasha Dowie and German midfielder Nicole Rolser. The other women in contention are goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain and central midfielder Jordan Nobbs, both of Arsenal Ladies, along with their former team-mate, midfielder Kim Little, now of Seattle Reign. 

The Women’s Young Player of the Year shortlist also includes Liverpool’s Bronze and Nobbs, of Arsenal Ladies, along with team-mate striker Danielle Carter. England forward Isobel Christiansen, of Manchester City Women, defender Alex Greenwood, of Everton Ladies, and defender Martha Harris, of Liverpool Ladies complete the nominees. 

PFA Chief Executive Gordon Taylor, OBE, said: “These Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in football and looking at this year’s nominations it is clear that this has been an incredibly competitive year. 

“Each of the six men nominated for the Players’ Award could expect to be recognised by their fellow professionals, as they have each had a superb season individually and played significant roles in the success of their clubs this year. 

“The quality of the Young Player nominations is a cause for real celebration. There are some extremely talented players coming through at the highest level of our domestic game and four of the six nominees already play for England, with Aaron Ramsey a stalwart of the Welsh national side.” 

Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive of BT Group, said: “We are delighted to extend our support for football by sponsoring the PFA Awards. This year’s winners will be joining an extremely distinguished list of previous winners. We are really pleased to show our support for male and female professional players at every level. 

“As broadcasters of the Barclays Premier League, FA Cup with Budweiser, FA Women’s Super League and the Skrill Football Conference, BT Sport is a growing part of the national game and we aim to help develop the sport and support clubs and players.” 

Nominations 2013-14 Men’s Players’ Player

Steven Gerrard 

Liverpool

Eden Hazard 

Chelsea

Adam Lallana 

Southampton

Daniel Sturridge 

Liverpool

Luis Suarez 

Liverpool

Yaya Toure 

Manchester City

Men’s Young Player

Ross Barkley 

Everton

Eden Hazard

Chelsea

Aaron Ramsey 

Arsenal

Luke Shaw 

Southampton

Raheem Sterling 

Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge 

Liverpool

Women’s Players’ Player

Lucy Bronze 

Liverpool Ladies

Siobhan Chamberlain 

Arsenal Ladies

Natasha Dowie 

Liverpool Ladies

Kim Little 

Seattle Reign

Jordan Nobbs 

Arsenal Ladies

Nicole Rolser 

Liverpool Ladies

Women’s Young Player

Lucy Bronze 

Liverpool Ladies

Danielle Carter 

Arsenal Ladies

Isobel Christiansen 

Manchester City Women

Alex Greenwood 

Everton Ladies

Martha Harris 

Liverpool Ladies

Jordan Nobbs 

Arsenal Ladies

 
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