Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers hailed Luis Suarez as a “wonderful talent” after the Uruguayan netted a stunning hat-trick in his side’s 5-2 win over Norwich.
Suarez became the second player to score a treble in consecutive appearances at a ground, in the history of the Premier League after Rooney’s hat-tricks against Bolton at the Reebok Stadium.
“The team, first and foremost, is the star. We were very good. Individually, of course, to score another hat-trick here, and wonderful goals as well,” Rodgers told reporters.
“His first one was a terrific finish. His second pays a lot to him mentally because he’d missed probably his easiest chance 10 seconds earlier but didn’t let it affect him – he got the ball back very quickly and great piece of skill on the edge of the box to get his finish.”
“And his third one, he’s chopped back inside and finished it into the corner.”
“He’s a wonderful talent and I’m fortunate today because he should’ve had a penalty but he doesn’t get anything in games. It’s unfortunate because he’s a real good guy.”
“Overall the team was very good but I’m not surprised because they’ve been playing well just not getting the results.”