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How Luis Suarez Can Win the 2014 Ballon d'Or
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The 2013 Ballon D'Or, or European Footballer of the Year, is announced on Monday in Zurich, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery the nominated trio up for the award.

There is one player who isn't on the final shortlist but had an equally remarkable 2013 as Ronaldo, Messi and Ribery—Luis Suarez.

The Uruguayan was in the headlines for right and wrong reasons throughout the year, but his performances on the pitch led to his club captain Steven Gerrard voting for him for the award.

"I think everyone knows how much I rate him [Suarez], I think we are very lucky to have him and we have to enjoy him while he's here," explained Gerrard to The Liverpool Echo.

"For me he is one of the top four or five players in the world for sure."

So what will it take for Suarez to make the next step up and become one of the top three players in the world for 2014? We take a look...

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