Nemesis Luis Suarez returns to haunt Norwich City once again in Anfield rout

Luis Suarez celebrates one of his four goals.
Luis Suarez celebrates one of his four goals. Photo: PA

Norwich City's nemesis Luis Suarez caused yet more heartache for the Canaries last night, becoming the first ever player in Premier League history to score three hat-tricks against one club.

The Uruguayan had previously hit seven goals in four previous previous meetings with Norwich, including two hat-tricks at Carrow Road.

Suarez opens the scoring with an audacious long-range effort.
Suarez opens the scoring with an audacious long-range effort. Credit: PA

However, he went a step further at Anfield last night, bagging four goals as Liverpool romped to a 5-1 triumph.

Canaries boss Chris Hughton had refused to single out Suarez as the sole threat to his team before the game, but he may changed his mind after the final whistle as the 26-year-old almost single handedly blew away the visitors.

It was a night to forget for Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy.
It was a night to forget for Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy. Credit: PA

After a bright start from Hughton's men, Suarez quickly deflated them with an audacious long-range drive to break the deadlock.

That strike simply opened the floodgates, with poor defending allowing Suarez to get his second before the seemingly inevitable treble was completed just after the half hour.

He wasn't finished there though, adding a fourth with a sublime free-kick in the second half.

Suarez fires in a wonderful free kick to strike for the fourth time.
Suarez fires in a wonderful free kick to strike for the fourth time. Credit: PA

There was a small consolation for the Canaries travelling support, with the impressive Bradley Johnson capping a fine individual display with a goal via a smart header, but the Reds soon got back on track as Suarez turned provider to set up Raheem Sterling.

Raheem Sterling thanks Suarez after completing the rout.
Raheem Sterling thanks Suarez after completing the rout. Credit: PA

For Suarez, he will understandably have been delighted with his man of the match performance.

Norwich will just be delighted to see the back of him.