Liverpool's Luis Suarez on Verge of Tying Single-Season Scoring Record

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffApril 21, 2014

NORWICH, ENGLAND - APRIL 20:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool kisses his hand as he walks out during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on April 20, 2014 in Norwich, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez scored his 30th goal of the season in a 3-2 win over Norwich City on Sunday, bringing him within one goal of tying the Premier League 38-game season record.

The single-season record of 31 is currently held by Alan Shearer, who did it during the 1995-96 campaign for Blackburn Rovers, and Cristiano Ronaldo, who netted 31 goals for Manchester United during the 2007-08 season.

It's been a remarkable campaign for Suarez, who may have already broken the record had he started the season on time.

The Uruguayan missed the first five games of the season as part of a 10-game ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during a game last year.

Through 30 appearances this season, Suarez not only leads the Premier League with his 30 goals, but he also leads it in assists with 12.

His stellar play has helped lead the Reds to the top of the Premier League table, with a match against Chelsea this weekend arguably the most important game of the season.

Liverpool now have three games left to try to clinch their first league title since 1990. If Suarez is unable to tie or break the record against Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday, his final two opportunities will come at Crystal Palace and then at home against Newcastle United.

Suarez was recently named as a nominee for the PFA Player of the Year award, for which he is the clear front-runner over Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Manchester City's Yaya Toure and teammates Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge, among others.