After Steven Gerrard opened up the scoring with a 21st-minute strike, Daniel Sturridge helped turn Liverpool's hot start into a blowout by picking up a brace before halftime.
With all that scoring, it was only a matter of time before Suarez got in on the action. The prolific Uruguayan netted a score of his own in the 50th minute.
VINE: Luis Suárez runs from his own half to score a gravy goal against Everton. Class from the striker. >> http://t.co/9jwJmxWYBE— Football__Tweet (@Football__Tweet) January 28, 2014
Suarez stretched his lead in the scoring race to nine by sliding one into the lower-right corner of the goal that was just beyond the diving reach of goalkeeper Tim Howard.
Luis Suarez is now on 23 #BPL goals for the season. Top scorers: Suarez 23, Aguero 14, Sturridge 13, Y Toure, Remy 11, Giroud 10— Premier League (@premierleague) January 28, 2014
It was a confident and accurate strike, but the most impressive part was Suarez's run up leading to the goal. He outraced nearly the entire Everton defense over their half of the pitch, and he still had the body control to place the ball exactly where he wanted to:
That was his 23rd goal of the league season. That tally not only stretched his lead in goals for the Premier League, it also gave him a one-goal edge over Cristiano Ronaldo as the most prodigious player in all of Europe:
Luis Suárez: Has scored more goals (23) than any other player in Europe's top 5 leagues this season— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) January 28, 2014
This season: Cristiano Ronaldo: 21 games: 22 goals, 5 penalties II Luis Suárez: 19 games, 23 goals, 0 penalties. #LFC— #ynwa (@KalashnikLove) January 28, 2014
That goal was just part of Suarez's busy afternoon. In all, he fired off four shots. Three of those came on goal, but only the one slipped past Howard. He also picked up an assist in this match, which was part of a fine passing effort.
Suarez, per WhoScored.com, had 55 touches in the match and finished with an 89 percent mark in pass success. Even more impressively, he was credited with three key passes. That was second on Liverpool to only the four of Philippe Coutinho.
All of that was good enough to give him a match rating of 9.18 at WhoScored.com, which gave Suarez the highest rating of any player in the match. Suarez did pick up the match's only offside, and that minor blemish is about the only negative criticism he can receive for the match.
This was just another strong performance from Suarez in the midst of a stellar season, which is all colorfully summed up by this:
This particular performance, however, had to be especially satisfying. Not only did it come in a rivalry, but Suarez was pelted with coins in this match from Everton fans despite the fact he was on his own pitch:
Luis Suárez reports Everton fans throwing coins at him at Anfield - Telegraph http://t.co/mz8iRZcSJu— Mohammed (@MohammedLFCFan) January 29, 2014
With the win, Liverpool are three points clear of Tottenham for fourth in the table, and Tottenham are preparing for a tough match against Manchester City on Wednesday.