Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish hails Luis Suarez following hat-trick against Norwich City
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish labelled Luis Suarez 'unstoppable' after the Reds' hitman embarrassed the Canaries.
The 25-year-old showcased his predatory finishing skills to punish defensive errors from Paul Lambert's men – topped off with a cheeky long range lob over John Ruddy.
Suarez has made headlines for all the wrong reasons this season after his high profile FA charge for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra, but Dalglish insisted this devastating hat-trick underlined his importance to the cause.
'He's a fantastic footballer and a fantastic person and we're very fortunate to have him playing for us,' he said. 'Every goal was a great goal but it's a not a surprise because of the quality of the player. It was a fantastic hat-trick. When you've got people of his ability, there's not a lot of surprises to what he can do.
'That third goal is not difficult to score when you have his ability. I think everyone bar the Norwich fans and players would have enjoyed that.
'He'll be delighted with his goals today. When he plays like that it is very difficult for any team to stop him. It took him about five minutes to settle into his role here. He scored on his debut against Stoke and he's always been very comfortable at Liverpool football club and his surroundings.'
Dalglish felt Norwich were on the end of a long overdue pummelling after the Reds have been unable to convert recent performances into league points.
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'They've done that many times this season but haven't got their just rewards,' he said. 'The difference was we scored three and conceded none so that is patently obvious.
'Within a fantastic team performance, there's always going to be some individual performances that outshine others but Luis scored three and he'll get most of the headlines and deservedly so for three brilliant goals.
'For us it was the way they went about their work that got us the result. We're really pleased with the way they've acquitted themselves today, as we were with the way they acquitted themselves last week when they never got the result the performance deserved. Every single one of the players in our squad can play for us against anybody.
'They're a credit to themselves in the way they went about their work. The pleasing thing is the performance was rewarded with a proper result. Pepe (Reina) had one save to make and he made it. Carra (Jamie Carragher) was fantastic at the back in clearing things up so we have had a good day.'
Dalglish was also delighted the visitors showed little sign of being distracted by this week's FA Cup final date against Chelsea at Wembley as the Reds strive for a notable cup double this season.
'There might have been a lot of people thinking we would have our minds focused on next week but I think you could see that was not the case,' he said.
'There are a lot of times when we have played even better than that and maybe not come away with anything.
'There was no danger of the cup final coming to the forefront of their minds. The way they applied themselves, the way they passed and moved I thought they were a credit to themselves.
'Norwich have had a fantastic season and they are a good side. I know Manchester City beat them here 6-1 but they could quite easily have been 1-0 up in that game. Here it always looked like we were going to win the game.
'You can't speak highly enough about my players the way they have gone about their work. There are a few players we have had to do without with injuries and suspensions, but that is the same for every club.'