Liverpool are now second in the Premier League just four points behind leaders Chelsea with ten games to play, and if anyone still wants to argue they are not title contenders, they will soon be outshouted.
The Reds' 3-0 victory against Southampton on Saturday evening saw them take full advantage of Arsenal's slip up against Stoke City and Manchester City's League Cup responsibilities, and at the heart of it - as always - was Luis Suarez.
The mercurial Uruguayan scored the first, set up the second and was felled for the third (a penalty scored by Steven Gerrard). In short, he was at the heart of Liverpool's attacking intent and in this form he could just fire them to the trophy.
Suarez had four shots (two of which were on target), he also played two key passes and had a pass-completion rate of 68%. He touched the ball 63 times and played 26 accurate passes in total.
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If Liverpool do go on to claim the league title, Suarez will have played a bigger role than most. And after the game the praise for his latest performance was in a sense a microcosm for his entire campaign.
We took to Twitter to see what the fans thought and below you can read a selection of what he found:
Luis Suarez you are unstoppable!— Paula Lacuesta (@placuesta) March 1, 2014
Luis Suarez could nutmeg a mermaid— Chris Kinsley (@Chris_Kinsley_) March 1, 2014
Luis Suarez has got to be up there as top 5 best players in the world right now. Big fan of his work #baller— Johnny Griffiths (@JohnnyGriffo7) March 1, 2014
Despite missing the first 5 games, Luis Suarez is now the top goalscorer and has the most assists in the Premier League this season."— Saif (@4ever_liverpool) March 1, 2014
Is Luis suarez seriously shooting from corners now? Haha— Ck (@Clarkieeee93) March 1, 2014
Bubble wrap the Luis Suarez, please.— Erin Mc (@ErinNYC75) March 1, 2014
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