Wigan vs. Liverpool: 6 Things We Learned

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Wigan vs. Liverpool: 6 Things We Learned
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One of Liverpool's more comprehensive performances of the season delivered one of their more impressive wins, as the Reds swatted aside Wigan Athletic to win 4-0 at the DW Stadium.

Luis Suarez was once again the star of the show with an irrepressible hat-trick, but it was the two men playing either side of him who stole that show just 101 seconds in as Philippe Coutinho crossed for Stewart Downing to head home.

Suarez then almost inevitably took over, and after a lethal finish from a superb Coutinho pass made it 2-0, the Uruguayan became this season's top scorer in the Premier League when he scored via a free-kick despite both slipping and seeing his shot take a huge deflection.

The forward completed his hat-trick after latching onto a superb break from Glen Johnson early in the second half, and although Liverpool didn't add to their lead and were indebted to a couple of fine stops from Pepe Reina, they preserved their advantage and delivered the kind of result which indicates that the remainder of the season will be entertaining to watch.

Here are six lessons that Liverpool will have learned from their day at the DW:

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