Hat-trick goal saves Suarez from Gerrard rant


Sat, 28 Apr 21:47:00 2012

Liverpool's hat-trick hero Luis Suarez avoided a tongue lashing from captain Steven Gerrard by producing a contender for goal of the season in the 3-0 victory at Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Experienced England midfielder Gerrard was ready to give the Uruguayan, who had already scored two first-half goals, a piece of his mind for missing the target with a lob from the edge of the Norwich penalty box.

Suarez then lofted the ball audaciously over goalkeeper John Ruddy from 45 metres to put the seal on Liverpool's win after 82 minutes.

"It was on the tip of my tongue to give him a rollocking but then he did that," Gerrard told ESPN television.

"He is a special player. His movement is first class and it makes my job as a midfielder easier alongside him.

"He is one of the best in the world and today was his day. It was great finishing," added Gerrard.

Suarez's hat-trick helped Liverpool forget last week's demoralising 1-0 home defeat by West Bromwich Albion and kept them eighth in the table, two points behind neighbours Everton.

It also put the League Cup winners in good heart ahead of next Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley.

"We've got to beat Fulham in the league on Tuesday first but we want to go into the final in good form," said Gerrard.

"We're excited. We've done really well in the cups this year... but it would be silly and naive to focus on the final with league games to come."

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish hailed "a fantastic performance" from his players.

"We've played like that plenty of times this season," he said. "There have been games where we've played even better and come away without anything.

"It is even more credit to them that they keep going out there and believing in their ability. They were three great goals for us today."


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  1. suarez = beckham

    From Carena Chairil, on Mon 30 Apr 10:01
  2. If Torres had stayed he'd have had a bagful.

    From Henry Mayers, on Mon 30 Apr 8:48
  3. luis what a gem you would have scored more if not that­ eight match ban

    From CRAIG, on Sun 29 Apr 21:23
  4. I can only add that I agree with most of the comments­ posted. YNWA.

    From Bill, on Sun 29 Apr 19:37
  5. "We've played like that plenty of times this­ season," he said. "There have been games­ where we've played even better and come away­ without anything -- because you played Carroll, whose­ presence is absent whenever he's on the field. Each­ time you play carroll, you're fielding only 10 men.­ Stupid.

    From SJ, on Sun 29 Apr 16:07
  6. goal of the season by a country mile. get Llorente in­ for next year as well as a right winger and a new­ keeper and we'll be challenging better in the­ league than this year as well as the cups and europa

    From CARL, on Sun 29 Apr 12:55
  7. Now lets win all remaining games to finnish above the­ toffee's

    From Arthur, on Sun 29 Apr 11:50
  8. Luis Suarez, exquisite.

    From Peter, on Sun 29 Apr 11:38
  9. and we still hit the woodwork!!! But at last we are­ getting the goals that should have been coming­ throughout the season with the great performances the­ team have put in and got nothing from. YNWA JFT96

    From C, on Sun 29 Apr 11:22
  10. Yes, this performance had the 'I believe'­ factor. Well done all and wel done Luis. It has­ cheered us up no end! Alan

    From ALAN, on Sun 29 Apr 10:39
  11. it was a nice 1

    From francis, on Sun 29 Apr 10:28
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    I don't know about a tongue lashing but Gerrard was­ deffo going to be rimming.

    From Peter, on Sun 29 Apr 7:08
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    Even the sun can shine on a dog's arse too!!!­ PMSL!!

    From Master Baiter Of Delusional Dippershytes PMSL!, on Sun 29 Apr 2:03
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    'We'll win it next year' ... PMSL!!

    From Master Baiter Of Delusional Dippershytes PMSL!, on Sun 29 Apr 2:02
  15. Put this in your diary for the first time ever NO­ Victor Meldrew comments.THANK GOD

    From William HELM, on Sun 29 Apr 0:25
  16. Simple put..THAT was the best performance of the­ season...EOM

    From Adam, on Sat 28 Apr 23:49
  17. Well done Luis. Goal of the Season.

    From Dr I P Freely, on Sat 28 Apr 23:48
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