Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick to lead Liverpool to their first Premier League win of the season as they beat Norwich.

Suarez drilled in a strike from the edge of the box before stroking in a second following a defensive mistake.

The Uruguayan set up Nuri Sahin for a tap-in and Suarez curled in shot for his hat-trick before Steve Morison drove in an effort for the home side.

'Incredible' Suarez impresses Rodgers

Steven Gerrard's deflected strike added Liverpool's fifth, while Grant Holt angled in a shot for a late home goal.

It is the second hat-trick Suarez has scored at Carrow Road in consecutive seasons and was the culmination of a Liverpool display in which they had passed and purred their way to victory.

The "ole"'s were ringing out from the Reds fans towards the end of the game and, while an inspired Suarez will rightly steal the headlines, 18-year-old playmaker Suso also caught the eye. He was making his first Premier League start along with right-back Andre Wisdom.

Liverpool, like Norwich, had argued that their performances had not been reflected in results but neither side could have any such complaints after a game in which the Canaries succumbed to their dominant visitors.

The home side did not help themselves with the type of poor defending which led to Liverpool's opener.

Analysis

"Liverpool won this match with embarrassing ease and gave the crowd a lesson in passing the ball. Plenty for Liverpool fans to feel positive about. Five-star Liverpool, and Luis Suarez was the star of the show."

Canaries centre-back Michael Turner could only clear Glen Johnson's pass to Suarez and he clinically drilled a shot into the bottom corner.

The visitors were swarming all over the home side, but Simeon Jackson had a chance to provide Norwich with a lifeline.

He met a cross to the far post with a first-time shot only for Reds keeper Pepe Reina to smartly save.

Jackson also volleyed wide for Norwich and an equaliser would have given Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers another reason to complain to referees' chief Mike Riley again as, earlier on, Suarez was denied a penalty following a clumsy Leon Barnett challenge.

Gerrard had a header saved before Suarez should have had his second when he was clean through on goal only to put his effort wide.

The Liverpool striker quickly made amends as he caught a napping Turner in possession and curled a shot past keeper John Ruddy with the outside of his foot.

Norwich boss Chris Hughton sent on Holt after the break but, when Andrew Surman's shot ricocheted over off Robert Snodgrass from a yard out, he must have feared the worst - and rightly so.

Hughton 'seething' over heavy defeat

The home side's tormentor Suarez turned from goalscorer to provider as he crossed for midfielder Sahin, who was rewarded with a start after his two goals in the midweek League Cup win over West Brom, to slide in a close-range shot to put the Reds 3-0 up.

Liverpool's emphasis on the passing game under Rodgers was reaping its rewards after a difficult start to the campaign and Suarez steered a shot past Ruddy as the Canaries defence stood off him.

Morison gave the home side a rare moment of solace when he drove in a shot after Reina parried the ball into his path following a Russell Martin shot.

But Liverpool did not allow their hosts any respite as Gerrard's long-range strike deflected off Barnett on the way into the net.

Holt scored his first goal of the season as Liverpool took their foot off the gas when he angled a shot into the far corner, although it did little to disguise a comprehensive defeat as the home side were booed off.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Norwich City

  • 01 Ruddy
  • 02 R Martin
  • 06 Turner
  • 18 Garrido
  • 20 Barnett Booked
  • 04 Johnson
  • 08 Howson
  • 11 Surman (Hoolahan - 55' )
  • 07 Snodgrass
  • 10 Jackson (Holt - 46' )
  • 16 Morison (Tettey - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 28 Bunn
  • 23 Tierney
  • 24 R Bennett
  • 14 Hoolahan
  • 17 E Bennett
  • 27 Tettey
  • 09 Holt

Liverpool

  • 25 Reina
  • 02 Johnson (Carragher - 74' )
  • 05 Agger
  • 37 Skrtel
  • 47 Wisdom
  • 04 Sahin (Henderson - 66' )
  • 08 Gerrard
  • 24 Allen
  • 31 Sterling
  • 07 Suarez
  • 30 Suso (Assaidi - 59' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Jones
  • 16 Coates
  • 23 Carragher
  • 14 Henderson
  • 19 Downing
  • 11 Assaidi
  • 29 Borini
Ref: Jones
Att: 26,831

Match Stats

Shots

16 16

On target

8 10

Corners

5 5

Fouls

9 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:43

Defending throw-in by Andre Wisdom (Liverpool).

90:00 +0:20

Shot by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) drilled right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Jonathan Howson (Norwich).

89:47

Shot by Luis Suarez (Liverpool) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Leon Barnett (Norwich). Attacking throw-in by Daniel Agger (Liverpool).

89:17

Cross by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich), clearance by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool).

88:25

Foul by Grant Holt (Norwich) on Daniel Agger (Liverpool). Free kick taken left-footed by Daniel Agger (Liverpool) from own half, resulting in open play.

87:48

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Wesley Hoolahan (Norwich) to centre, clearance by Martin Skrtel (Liverpool).

87:25

Foul by Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) on Bradley Johnson (Norwich). Free kick taken left-footed by Javier Garrido (Norwich) from left wing, passed.

86:16

Assist (pass) by Jonathan Howson (Norwich) from own half.

86:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Grant Holt - Norwich 2 - 5 Liverpool Goal by Grant Holt (Norwich) curled right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left side of penalty area (12 yards).Norwich 2-5 Liverpool.

83:42

Attacking throw-in by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool).

81:36

Cross by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), resulting in open play.

80:51

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) to centre, clearance by Leon Barnett (Norwich).

79:31

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Norwich) on Andre Wisdom (Liverpool). Free kick taken right-footed by Andre Wisdom (Liverpool) from own half, passed.

78:37

Goal kick taken long by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

78:17 Substitution

Substitution Norwich substitution: Steve Morison replaced by Alexander Tettey (tactical).

78:00

Cross by Steve Morison (Norwich), resulting in ball out of play.

77:17 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

76:17

Shot by Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Michael Turner (Norwich).

73:03 Substitution

Substitution Liverpool substitution: Glen Johnson replaced by Jamie Carragher (tactical).

73:22

Defending throw-in by Daniel Agger (Liverpool).

73:17

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

72:19

Shot by Luis Suarez (Liverpool) right-footed from centre of penalty area (6 yards), missed left.

68:34

Cross by Oussama Assaidi (Liverpool), clearance by Leon Barnett (Norwich).

67:38

Assist by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) from right channel.

67:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Leon Barnett - Norwich 1 - 5 Liverpool Own goal by Leon Barnett (Norwich) (bottom-left of goal) from own half (6 yards).Norwich 1-5 Liverpool.

67:38

Shot by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) drilled right-footed from right channel (18 yards), resulting in open play.

66:09

Oussama Assaidi (Liverpool) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Russell Martin (Norwich) from own half, resulting in open play.

65:59

Defending throw-in by Glen Johnson (Liverpool).

65:05 Substitution

Substitution Liverpool substitution: Nuri Sahin replaced by Jordan Henderson (tactical).

64:38

Attacking throw-in by Javier Garrido (Norwich).

63:51

Foul by Javier Garrido (Norwich) on Raheem Sterling (Liverpool). Free kick taken right-footed by Andre Wisdom (Liverpool) from own half, passed.

63:31

Cross by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken short by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

63:04

Luis Suarez (Liverpool) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by John Ruddy (Norwich) from own half, resulting in open play.

62:44

Defending throw-in by Javier Garrido (Norwich).

61:36

Foul by Leon Barnett (Norwich) on Luis Suarez (Liverpool). Free kick taken left-footed by Nuri Sahin (Liverpool) from left channel, passed.

61:02

Shot by Oussama Assaidi (Liverpool) right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Russell Martin (Norwich).

60:08

Assist by Russell Martin (Norwich) from right channel.

60:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Steve Morison - Norwich 1 - 4 Liverpool Goal by Steve Morison (Norwich) drilled right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Norwich 1-4 Liverpool.

60:08

Shot by Russell Martin (Norwich) right-footed from right channel (6 yards), save (parried) by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

59:47

Foul by Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) on Steve Morison (Norwich). Free kick taken left-footed by Bradley Johnson (Norwich) from left channel, passed.

59:31

Foul by Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) on Wesley Hoolahan (Norwich). Free kick taken left-footed by Javier Garrido (Norwich) from own half, resulting in open play.

58:40 Substitution

Substitution Liverpool substitution: Jesus Fernandez Saez replaced by Oussama Assaidi (tactical).

58:21

Shot by Bradley Johnson (Norwich) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

56:23

Assist (pass) by Nuri Sahin (Liverpool) from right channel.

56:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Luis Suarez - Norwich 0 - 4 Liverpool Goal by Luis Suarez (Liverpool) curled right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left channel (18 yards).Norwich 0-4 Liverpool.

56:01

Handball by Grant Holt (Norwich). Free kick taken left-footed by Daniel Agger (Liverpool) from own half, resulting in open play.

55:16

Shot by Bradley Johnson (Norwich) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

55:16

Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

54:50 Substitution

Substitution Norwich substitution: Andrew Surman replaced by Wesley Hoolahan (tactical).

54:39

Cross by Russell Martin (Norwich), clearance by Martin Skrtel (Liverpool).

53:29

Cross by Nuri Sahin (Liverpool), save (caught) by John Ruddy (Norwich).

53:13 +5:18

Outswinging corner taken by Jesus Fernandez Saez, clearance by Michael Turner.

52:04

Shot by Grant Holt (Norwich) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Glen Johnson (Liverpool).

51:40

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Andrew Surman (Norwich) to centre, shot by Grant Holt (Norwich) drilled right-footed from right side of penalty area (6 yards), blocked by Martin Skrtel (Liverpool). Shot by Andrew Surman (Norwich) drilled right-footed from right channel (6 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

51:28

Cross by Grant Holt (Norwich), resulting in open play.

50:51

Shot by Steve Morison (Norwich) right-footed from right channel (35 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken short by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

50:43

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

50:01

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) to centre, header by Andre Wisdom (Liverpool) from right channel (18 yards), over the bar.

49:56

Shot by Jesus Fernandez Saez (Liverpool) left-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Javier Garrido (Norwich).

49:12

Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

48:43

Foul by Luis Suarez (Liverpool) on Javier Garrido (Norwich). Free kick taken left-footed by Javier Garrido (Norwich) from own half, resulting in open play.

48:19

Cross by Steve Morison (Norwich), resulting in open play.

47:47

Defending throw-in by Glen Johnson (Liverpool).

46:47

Assist (pass) by Luis Suarez (Liverpool) from left side of penalty area.

46:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Nuri Sahin - Norwich 0 - 3 Liverpool goal by Nuri Sahin (Liverpool) left-footed (low centre of goal) from centre of penalty area (6 yards).Norwich 0-3 Liverpool.

46:47

Cross by Luis Suarez (Liverpool), clearance by Leon Barnett (Norwich). Cross by Luis Suarez (Liverpool),

46:30

Attacking throw-in by Raheem Sterling (Liverpool).

45:32

Cross by Steve Morison (Norwich), shot by Andrew Surman (Norwich) left-footed from centre of penalty area (6 yards), resulting in open play. Shot by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) left-footed from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken short by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

45:10

Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Norwich substitution: Simeon Jackson replaced by Grant Holt (tactical).

45:00 +34:13 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:19

Defending throw-in by Javier Garrido (Norwich).

44:52

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

44:32

Attacking throw-in by Andre Wisdom (Liverpool).

43:35

Cross by Simeon Jackson (Norwich), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken short by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

43:02

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Andrew Surman (Norwich) to centre, resulting in open play.

42:37

Cross by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich), resulting in ball out of play. Defending throw-in by Andre Wisdom (Liverpool).

42:06

Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by John Ruddy (Norwich) from own half, resulting in open play.

41:15

Cross by Russell Martin (Norwich), save (parried) by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

40:22

Cross by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich), clearance by Joe Allen (Liverpool). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) to near post, clearance by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool).

39:40

Luis Suarez (Liverpool) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Turner (Norwich) from own half, passed.

39:23

Cross by Glen Johnson (Liverpool), comfortable save (caught) by John Ruddy (Norwich).

38:24

Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) from left channel, clearance by Jonathan Howson (Norwich).

38:24 Booking

Booking Leon Barnett (Norwich) booked for unsporting behaviour.

38:17

Foul by Leon Barnett (Norwich) on Luis Suarez (Liverpool).

37:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Luis Suarez - Norwich 0 - 2 Liverpool Goal by Luis Suarez (Liverpool) drilled right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right channel (18 yards).Norwich 0-2 Liverpool.

36:48

Shot by Luis Suarez (Liverpool) curled right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

36:07

Foul by Luis Suarez (Liverpool) on Russell Martin (Norwich). Free kick taken right-footed by Russell Martin (Norwich) from own half, passed.

34:07

Defending throw-in by Glen Johnson (Liverpool).

33:39

Cross by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich), shot by Andrew Surman (Norwich) drilled left-footed from left channel (18 yards), blocked by Martin Skrtel (Liverpool).

32:49

Shot by Bradley Johnson (Norwich) drilled left-footed from left channel (20 yards), resulting in open play. Simeon Jackson (Norwich) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Jose Reina (Liverpool) from own half, resulting in open play.

32:25

Cross by Luis Suarez (Liverpool), header by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by John Ruddy (Norwich).

31:16

Foul by Steve Morison (Norwich) on Andre Wisdom (Liverpool). Free kick taken right-footed by Jose Reina (Liverpool) from own half, resulting in open play.

30:13

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Nuri Sahin (Liverpool) to near post, clearance by Bradley Johnson (Norwich).

30:02

Cross by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), clearance by Russell Martin (Norwich).

29:45

Cross by Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), clearance by Bradley Johnson (Norwich).

28:06

Foul by Steve Morison (Norwich) on Daniel Agger (Liverpool). Free kick taken left-footed by Daniel Agger (Liverpool) from own half, passed.

26:05

Attacking throw-in by Glen Johnson (Liverpool).

25:00

Centre by Javier Garrido, Header by Simeon Jackson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

23:59

Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

22:58

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Andrew Surman (Norwich) to near post, clearance by Jesus Fernandez Saez (Liverpool).

22:52

Attacking throw-in by Javier Garrido (Norwich).

22:40

Cross by Simeon Jackson (Norwich), clearance by Andre Wisdom (Liverpool).

22:22

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

21:26

Cross by Bradley Johnson (Norwich), resulting in open play. Steve Morison (Norwich) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Jose Reina (Liverpool) from own half, resulting in open play.

20:23

Defending throw-in by Javier Garrido (Norwich).

19:40

Handball by Steve Morison (Norwich). Free kick taken right-footed by Glen Johnson (Liverpool) from own half, passed.

19:00

Goal kick taken short by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

17:52

Cross by Luis Suarez (Liverpool), clearance by Russell Martin (Norwich).

16:22

Foul by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) on Andrew Surman (Norwich). Free kick crossed left-footed by Bradley Johnson (Norwich) from left channel, resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

15:18

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

14:47

Defending throw-in by Andre Wisdom (Liverpool).

14:24

Attacking throw-in by Andre Wisdom (Liverpool).

14:03

Shot by Jonathan Howson (Norwich) drilled right-footed from left channel (25 yards), blocked by Daniel Agger (Liverpool).

13:06

Goal kick taken long by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

12:36

Attacking throw-in by Javier Garrido (Norwich).

10:03

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

9:17

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Nuri Sahin (Liverpool) to far post, clearance by Russell Martin (Norwich).

8:42

Goal kick taken short by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

7:51

Cross by Javier Garrido (Norwich), resulting in open play. Cross by Russell Martin (Norwich), shot by Simeon Jackson (Norwich) drilled left-footed from left side of penalty area (6 yards), save (parried) by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

7:33

Cross by Simeon Jackson (Norwich), clearance by Martin Skrtel (Liverpool). Attacking throw-in by Simeon Jackson (Norwich).

6:43

Cross by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

5:44

Defending throw-in by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool).

5:13

Luis Suarez (Liverpool) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by John Ruddy (Norwich) from own half, resulting in open play.

5:05

Attacking throw-in by Raheem Sterling (Liverpool).

4:33

Shot by Jesus Fernandez Saez (Liverpool) curled left-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Michael Turner (Norwich).

4:17

Foul by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) on Daniel Agger (Liverpool). Free kick taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) from own half, resulting in open play.

1:07

Assist (pass) by Nuri Sahin (Liverpool) from centre of penalty area.Attacking throw-in by Andre Wisdom (Liverpool). Foul by Javier Garrido (Norwich) on Nuri Sahin (Liverpool). Free kick taken left-footed by Nuri Sahin (Liverpool) from right channel, header by Daniel Agger (Liverpool) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

1:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Luis Suarez - Norwich 0 - 1 Liverpool Goal by Luis Suarez (Liverpool) drilled right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left channel (18 yards).Norwich 0-1 Liverpool.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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