Suarez bags treble as Liverpool hit Cardiff for six
CARDIFF: Luis Suarez blasted a hat trick as Liverpool kept the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea with a remarkable 6 3 victory over Cardiff on Saturday.
Brendan Rodgers side trailed twice in the first half at the Cardiff City Stadium, but eventually overwhelmed the struggling hosts with another sublime attacking display.
Suarez was the key to Liverpools blistering performance and the Uruguay forward timberland boots for men now has 28 league goals this season, while Liverpool have scored 18 times in their last five matches.
Defender Martin Skrtel weighed in with two goals, while Daniel Sturridge was also on target as Liverpool stayed within four points of Chelsea with a game in hand over Jose Mourinhos table toppers.
Cardiff had led through Jordan Mutch and Fraizer Campbell goals, but by the time Mutch scored again in the closing stages, Ole Gunnar Solskjaers team were already condemned to a defeat which left them second bottom of the table and three points from safety.
Rodgers made just one change to the side that crushed Manchester United 3 0 last weekend, with Philippe Coutinho taking over on the left side of midfield from Raheem Sterling.
From Cardiffs first piece of possession, Steven Gerrard was booked for hauling down Campbell.
Fabio and Campbell combined down the right and when the latter fed the ball inside to Mutch, the former Birmingham midfielder beat Mignolet with a crisp strike from 15 yards.
Sensing a weakness on Liverpools left, Bellamy immediately set up an opportunity for Campbell who headed over from six yards.
Thirty seconds after that, City were celebrating more success down the right. This time, Campbell cut inside and beat Mignolet with his left foot to make it 2 1.
Cardiff continued to look the more likely with Liverpools next best effort being a Coutinho shot from distance that finished closer to the corner flag than David Marshalls goal.
However, five minutes from half time, Coutinho whipped in a teasing c timberland boots for men ross that Skrtel volleyed past Marshall from close range.
Eight minutes into the second half and with Theophile Catherine and Mutch off the field having been treated for head injuries, Liverpool took the lead when Skrtel rose to head home Coutinhos corner.
Sturridge was becoming increasingly influential and his cross shot just before the hour mark crashed into the side netting.
Although Rodgers seemed to be encouraging his side to take the sting out of the contest, Liverpool swe timberland boots for men pt forward in search of the goal that would seal the points.
It came in the 61st minute when an audacious back heel from Sturridge picked out Suarez who did the rest from eight yards.
Suarez returne timberland boots for men d the compliment 10 minutes later with Sturridge beating Marshall from barely three yards after a delightful cross from the Uruguayan.