Stunning Suarez hat-trick leads Liverpool to victory
Luis Suarez lit up Anfield with an excellent hat-trick and strike partner Daniel Sturridge also found the back of the net as Liverpool cruised past West Brom and into second place in the Premier League.
The Uruguayan scored twice in five first-half minutes before completing his hat-trick with a header early in the second half.
After James Morrison fired home a penalty for West Brom, the Premier League's top scorer Sturridge rounded off the scoring in the 77th minute.It was difficult to argue with that assessment after seeing Suarez ghost past two West Brom players to slot home.
By the end of the game there were plenty of more superlatives to use - and that was not even taking into account a superb overhead kick with 10 minutes to go which crashed against the bar.
All this against a side with the third-best defensive away record in the league having conceded just two.
Suarez's second and third goals both came from headers, one almost from the edge of the penalty area, to make it 36 goals in his last 46 matches and 57 in 101 Liverpool appearances overall.That is exactly why Henry was so unequivocal in his hard-line stance over the summer when he refused to countenance a sale even after a £40,000,001 bid from Arsenal and complaints from the player about the club reneging on a deal to allow him to join a Champions League club.
Even when substitute James Morrison converted from the spot to reduce the deficit Sturridge ensured the afternoon ended on a high note with a delightful 20-yard chip.