Liverpool: Suarez, Gerrard & Rodgers win awards

Brendan Rodgers, Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez

Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard and striker Luis Suarez have been named joint Barclays Player of the Month for March.

It is only the sixth time the honour has been shared.

Their manager, Brendan Rodgers, has been named Manager of Month for the second time this season.

Title contenders Liverpool scored 18 goals in March as they beat Manchester United 3-0, Cardiff 6-3, Southampton 3-0, Tottenham 4-0 and Sunderland 2-1.

It is the sixth time England captain Gerrard, 33, has won the award in his career.

Suarez, who is the Premier League's leading scorer with 29 goals, added six more strikes to his tally in March.

The Uruguayan, 27, was also named Player of the Month in December.

Rodgers has also landed the managers' award previously this season, picking it up in August following the Reds' good start to the campaign.

Liverpool have won nine successive league games, the most recent being a 2-1 victory at West Ham on Sunday which took them two points clear of Chelsea at the top.

They face title rivals Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.