Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez follows Gareth Bale's footsteps in clinching both PFA Players' Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year awards.Reuters

Liverpool star Luis Suarez has scooped up another personal accolade this year after being voted the 2014 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association (FWA).

The Uruguayan international has been one of the exceptional players in the Premier League this season. Last month, the 27-year-old was honoured with the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Players' Player of the year award.

He has scored 31 goals so far this season, equalling the tally of Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers, 1995-96) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, 2007-08). Suarez claimed the prize after receiving 52% of the votes from journalists, beating his Liverpool teammate and captain Steven Gerrard in the journalists' poll while Manchester City's Yaya Toure stood third.

FWA chairman, Andy Dunn heaped praise on the striker by saying, "Those members who have been fortunate enough to be working at a match involving Luis Suarez have witnessed an astonishing talent first-hand."

"Tireless endeavour allied to extraordinary imagination makes an irresistible combination. Add ingenious, impudent finishing and you have a footballer who truly quickens the pulse."

"Luis is a remarkable gifted addition to the long and distinguished list of winners of our award."

Suarez's goals has greatly helped Liverpool this season as Brendan Rodgers' side are sure to finish among the top three in the league table, thus guaranteeing a place in next season's Champions League. He also leads the assists chart and shares the pristine spot alongside Gerrard with 12 assists.

The former Ajax star will be bestowed with the prominent FWA award at a gala dinner at the Lancaster London Hotel on 15 May.