Former Liverpool hero John Aldridge has claimed that Luis Suarez should have won the PFA Player of the Year Award rather than Tottenham's Gareth Bale, because the latter is one of the league's 'biggest cheats'.
Bale won both the Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards at Sunday night's ceremony, while Suarez, who was in the PFA's Team of the Year, was booed by his peers during the course of the ceremony.
Aldridge's description of Bale as a cheat was based on his reputation for diving, a charge which has also been laid at Suarez's door during the season.
More infamously, of course, Suarez is now serving a 10-match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic.
"It was no surprise that Suarez didn’t win the PFA award after what’s gone on but he would have been my pick ahead of Gareth Bale," Aldridge wrote in his column in the Liverpool Echo.
"Some will say I’m biased, but over the course of the season I believe Suarez has been the best player.
"Bale is a brilliant talent and I’d love to have him at Liverpool but he’s also one of the biggest cheats. Suarez stopped diving and now the PFA Player of the Year needs to do the same and clean up his act."