Liverpool’s Luis Suarez has topped Bloomberg Sports list of most influential players. The Uruguayan who scored 31 goals and assisted 12 in 33 Premier League matches piped out the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the rankings.

Bloomberg’s criteria include: Effectiveness and efficiency when performing specific attacking tasks, including goals, shots, creativity etc.

Top 20 most influential players

(1) Luis Suarez (Liverpool)

(2) Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

(3) Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG)

(4) Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

(5) Kevin Strootman (Roma)

(6) Diego Costa (Athletico Madrid)

(7) Mehdi Benatia (Roma)

(8) Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund)

(9) Tiago (Athletico Madrid)

(10) David Silva (Manchester City)

(11) Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich)

(12) Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund)

(13) Miranda (Athletico Madrid)

(14) Yaya Toure (Manchester city)

(15) Carlos Tevez (Juventus)

(16) Leandro Castan (Roma)

(17) Martin Demichelis (Manchester City)

(18) Diego Godin (Athletico Madrid)

(19) Gervinho (Roma)

(20) Thiago Silva Club- (PSG)