Liverpool soar on Suarez brace
Luis Suarez maintained his remarkable goal-scoring form since his return from suspension with two goals in a 4-0 Liverpool victory over Fulham that poses major questions about the future of Cottagers manager Martin Jol.india Updated: Nov 10, 2013 01:46 IST
Luis Suarez maintained his remarkable goal-scoring form since his return from suspension with two goals in a 4-0 Liverpool victory over Fulham that poses major questions about the future of Cottagers manager Martin Jol.
Suarez, who flew to Istanbul on a private jet for Uruguay’s World Cup play-off game against Jordan immediately after the win at Anfield on Saturday, has now scored eight times in six Premier League games since serving his ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.
Brendan Rodgers’ team are now two points behind leaders Arsenal, who travel to face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
All wrapped up
Liverpool had the game effectively wrapped up by the time they claimed their opening goal after 23 minutes and, just for good measure, proceeded to add two more over the ensuing 13 minutes as Fulham capitulated in alarming fashion .
On 23 minutes, Liverpool capitalised on their strong start when their captain’s free-kick from the right was met at the near-post by Suarez whose header flew in via the shoulder of defender Fernando Amorebieta who was credited with the own goal.
Fulham might have been expected to learn from that painful lesson but just three minutes later, Liverpool produced an almost identical goal, this from a right-wing corner from Gerrard.
With Fulham’s defence embarrassingly absent, defender Martin Skrtel was allowed to surge deep into the area from where he planted a stooping header into the back of the visitors’ goal. Worse was to come from Fulham’s back four when Suarez claimed a third goal on 36 minutes.
Gerrard was again the architect, his sweeping pass to Jordan Henderson stretching a defence that was already looking ragged and desperate for their torture to end. But Henderson had other ideas, slipping through a pass which Suarez too k in his stride before beating the keeper with a low shot into the bottom corner.