The Suarez Show
In stark contrast to their shocking defeat at the hands of Hull, Liverpool completely turned their fortunes around on Wednesday night in a 5-1 rout over Norwich. The magical Luis Suarez scored four times whilst Raheem Sterling netted the fifth. The game sees the Reds remain fourth in the table with West Ham at home for their next fixture.
Brendan Rodgers made some changes to the starting XI for this one, namely the reintroductions of Daniel Agger and Joe Allen. Philippe Coutinho was also given the start which was music to most fans ears.
Norwich certainly appear to have found their "bogey team" in the Premier League and after this result you have to feel sorry for goalkeeper John Ruddy who must be sick to the back teeth of Luis Suarez.
The game quickly got underway for Liverpool who had a succession of efforts blocked followed by two Jordan Henderson misses early on. Henderson didn't quite have his shooting boots on but his team mate Luis Suarez had his laces firmly tied for this fixture!
The Uruguayan had already collected 7 goals against Norwich and he was well on to his way to extending his tally when faced with an opportunity just before the 15 minute mark.
Being Luis Suarez, it's too easy to do things by halves although this goal did nearly come from the half way line its self. Very similar to his goal at Carrow Road, Suarez spotted Ruddy slightly off his line and decided to take a chance at lobbing the keeper, of course his plan worked and his effort elegantly swooped over the keeper and in to the back of the net.
The Kop End went wild and the fans were over the moon with that goal, little did they know there was even better to come.
Suarez's second goal of the night came nearly 15 minutes later after a corner from Philippe Coutinho was flicked on by Steven Gerrard. Norwich were at fault here for leaving Suarez with so much space but it was still a tidy header from Suarez and Liverpool were now 2-0 up.
Norwich by this stage already looked deflated, they posed little threat in attack and were struggling desperately to deal with the oncoming Luis Suarez.
Liverpool on the other hand looked a lot more balanced. It's perhaps a little harsh to judge because there wasn't as much to deal with but I personally feel Agger and Skrtel gelled very well together and there's no reason why that partnership should not continue to be used for the foreseeable future in my opinion.
Suarez's third goal in my opinion was easily the best. The skill required to take the ball over the defender and then hit the shot on the half volley was just immense. This goal was a real pleasure to watch and a perfect way for Luis to seal his hat trick.
Of course the Uruguayan wasn't quite done yet though, just after the 70 minute mark he lined up to take a free kick awarded to Liverpool on the edge of the box. Everybody was suspected it but nobody actually thought that he'd score again...
But he did, a fantastic free kick swirled its way into the back of the net and Liverpool were now 4-0 up. Simply brilliant.
A few minutes later Norwich managed to find themselves a consolation goal and it really was just a consolation, Chris Hughton looked very disappointed come 90 minutes. Bradley Johnson converted for the visitors.
Finally Liverpool finished their rout with an assist from... yes, you've guessed it... Luis Suarez. The star man set up Raheem Sterling who slotted home the Reds' fifth goal of the game.
It really was a brilliant result for Liverpool, just what they needed after such a dismal display against Hull. With West Ham up next at Anfield too the Reds have a chance to begin another good run here as we head into the Christmas period.
I asked you for your thoughts on the game and here are some of the tweets I received...