A hat-trick from Luis Suarez inspired Liverpool to a resounding victory over West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
The Uruguay international ran through the West Brom defence to slot in and give the Reds the lead on twelve minutes, before doubling their advantage with a superb header from the edge of the area five minutes later.
The 26 year old completed his treble ten minutes after the restart, heading in from Steven Gerrard’s free kick before James Morrison pulled on back for the visitors on sixty-six minutes from the penalty spot.
However, Daniel Sturridge restored the host’s three goal advantage with arguably the goal of the game thirteen minutes from time, lobbing Baggies keeper Boaz Myhill with a magnificent twenty-yard chip.
Sturridge and Suarez now have fourteen league goals between them so far this season, with the former leading the charge for the Premier League Golden Boot on eight.
Brendan Rodgers men remain third, level on points with Chelsea who secured a last minute victory over Manchester City yesterday afternoon and two points behind Arsenal who beat lowly Crystal Palace on Saturday lunchtime.
The club will now turn their attention to Saturday’s clash against the Gunners at the Emirates, where victory will see them reclaim top spot, but only if Chelsea drop points at Newcastle United.