Reid: I'll be facing the best on Sunday

West Ham defender Winston Reid believes he will be up against the two favourites for the PFA Premier League Player of the Year on Sunday in Liverpool strike duo Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool high fives Luis Suar

Suarez and Sturridge are the leading scorers in the division this season with 29 and 20 goals respectively while you have to go back to December 29 to find the last time neither found the net in a league game for the Reds.

The lethal duo have spearheaded Liverpool's rise to the top of the table and Reid believes his fellow professionals will look no further when they vote for the PFA Player of the Year of the Award in the coming weeks.

"I think it''ll be one of those two," Reid said.

"Suarez has had a fantastic season. He missed the first five or six games as well so it's amazing what he's done and I'm sure his name will be right up there.

"And Daniel Sturridge has had an amazing season as well."

Reid continued: "They're good at what they do, they've got good movement, I think they link up well and they're dangerous in the box.

"You need to get tight to them and make sure they don't turn and run at you because if they run at you, you're in trouble."

Another striker keen to make an impression at Upton Park will be West Ham's Andy Carroll.

Carroll joined Liverpool for £35million in January 2011 but struggled to find his best form at Anfield and eventually made a loan deal at West Ham permanent last summer.

After missing the first five months of the campaign with a foot injury, Carroll has given the Hammers a welcome boost in recent weeks, scoring twice in his last four matches.

"He could make the difference on Sunday," Reid said. "He's our main striker and he's done well for the team since he's come back and he's scored a couple of goals so hopefully he can do that until the end of the season.

"For him as well it will be nice personally to play against his old team which he came from to us.

"Hopefully he can get a couple of goals and we can win the game."

Six victories from their last nine league matches has lifted West Ham to 11th in the table and nine points clear of the relegation zone.

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