FT: Cardiff 3 Liverpool 6. Suarez with a hat-trick, Skrtel scores two, while Sturridge scores one and Coutinho assists two.— Steven Gerrard (@SG8Official_) March 22, 2014
The Uruguayan is having a phenomenal season, scoring almost at will, and he was at it again against Cardiff, proving that even when he doesn't bring his A-game, Suarez can still be decisive.
His constant movement in front of the defense opened up holes all over the back line, and with Cardiff twice grabbing the lead, the Reds once again needed their ace to come through in order to keep the club in the thick of the title chase.
Three goals and an assist did the job, with Martin Skrtel also bagging a brace and Sturridge finishing the job late.
As shared by Infostrada Sport, Suarez's second goal puts him in some very elite company:
Cardiff 2-4 Liverpool (70'): Suarez has scored 65 PL goals for #LFC, tying with Fernando Torres. Only Fowler, Owen & Gerrard have more.— Infostrada Sports (@InfostradaLive) March 22, 2014
Suarez might not have been at his very best, but as usual, he found a way to send fans into a frenzy. The Steven Gerrard fan page got things started:
AND I JUST CAN'T SEEM TO GET ENOUGH, SUAREZ— Steven Gerrard (@Gerrard8FanPage) March 22, 2014
Empire of the Kop couldn't hide his admiration of the Uruguayan's second goal, a wonderful display of team play that completely unraveled the Cardiff defense:
Brilliant goal, 2-4 Luis Suarez— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) March 22, 2014
The Anfield Oracle joined the Suarez admiration party:
I'm in love with luis suarez— The Anfield Oracle (@AnfieldOracle) March 22, 2014
Robin LFC noticed one big change in Suarez, compared to last week's triumph over rivals Manchester United:
Suárez not using his knitted boots?— RobinLFC (@Robish13) March 22, 2014
Paddy Power wonders whether the Liverpool ace has any competition left for Player of the Year honours after this latest performance:
Suarez a shoo-in for Premier League player of the year?— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 22, 2014
Goal's Christian Nyari won't even acknowledge the race is still on:
Just give Suarez the Footballer of the Year award already. No point even considering anyone else.— Cristian Nyari (@Cnyari) March 22, 2014
As shared by LFC USA, Suarez and Sturridge have been quite impressive as a duo this season:
Sturridge and Suarez have outscored 15 out of 20 Premier League teams this season. pic.twitter.com/UhXt2Ppila— LFC USA (@LFCUSA) March 22, 2014
Suarez added a third goal deep in extra time, completing his hat trick. According to WhoScored.com, that no longer is such a rare feat for the striker:
Luis Suarez: The Uruguayan has now scored 6 Premier League hat-tricks for Liverpool in less than two years— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) March 22, 2014
Joe Ryer kept his comments simple, and perhaps said all that needed to be said:
Suarez. Simply the best.— Joe Ryer (@Joe_Ryer) March 22, 2014