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Luis Suárez logs first-half hat-trick for Liverpool; finishes with 4 goals (VIDEO)

Dec 4, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT

Luis Suárez absolutely loves to score against Norwich City. It took just 35 minutes for the Uruguayan forward to notch a hat-trick against the Canaries, putting his side up 3-0 and leaving the visitors looking utterly dejected. That’s Suárez’s third hat trick against Norwich in the last three seasons, by the way. Who needs Daniel Sturridge, anyway?

(UPDATE: Suárez scored his fourth goal in the 74th minute as Liverpool won 5-1.)

The first goal from Suárez was absolutely superb. Steven Gerrard headed the ball on from the halfway line and, despite a Norwich player getting a toe to the ball, Suárez was able to pounce. He shrugged off another Norwich defender and sent in his shot from distance, a tremendously powerful strike that looped high through the air to nestle into the far corner and drop down behind John Ruddy.

But they can’t all be jaw-dropping, as Suárez demonstrated with his second. From a corner, the cross came in from Philippe Coutinho. Suárez, lurking nearby, needed barely more than a nudge to give his side their second.

Suárez made up for the lack of a spectacle on his second goal with another jaw-dropping strike on his third. This time, he grabbed the ball from Raheem Sterling, gave it a little bounce on his thigh to put it over the head of a Norwich defender, then sent in a screamer from about 25 yards out. The Uruguayan is absolutely unstoppable today.

Considering the fact that Norwich looked deflated already after the first goal, is there any way back for the Canaries at Anfield?

  1. billobrienschindimple - Dec 4, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    The first and third goals were astounding, but to suggest that the second was not equal is a bit harsh in my opinion. Watch it again and see the body adjustment he makes right before the strike. Granted, the momentum of the ball did not require a hard strike, but the ability to adjust his body at the last second and to keep a ball moving at that pace under the bar is superb.

    Also, he flicked the ball over the defender with his foot, not his thigh, on the third.

  2. konmtu - Dec 4, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    All I can say is “Thank you NBCSN for Premier League Extra Time.” This was my first opportunity to watch Liverpool versus Norwich. It is an extreme joy watching Luis Suarez destroying the Canaries once again.

  3. mdac1012 - Dec 4, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Absolutely brilliant one man performance by Suarez. Four goals and an assist, there are only a handful of players on the world that can perform at that level and that’s why Liverpool refused to move him, he is almost impossible to replace.

  4. Christopher Eshelman - Dec 4, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    All for of them are amazing. The 3rd is the best of the lot. Wow.

  5. jasonmpeters - Dec 5, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    whats the point of posting videos if i can’t see any of it? nbcsports video quality is terrible, but man do those commercials look great.

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