NORWICH, United Kingdom – Luis Suarez scored his 30th Premier League goal of the season at Norwich City, becoming the first Liverpool player to achieve the feat since Ian Rush in 1987.
After giving Liverpool an early lead, Raheem Sterling teed up Suarez to steer home an 11th-minute shot that saw the Uruguayan register his 12th goal in his last five appearances against Norwich.
Another goal from Sterling gave Liverpool a 3-2 victory that took them five points clear at the top of the league table with three matches remaining.
Suarez is now one goal short of the record goal tally for a 38-game Premier League season, which is jointly held by Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“It is important for myself, but my target is to help the team every time. We are on the top now and we enjoy that,” he told Sky Sports.
“Of course we are happy because those three points are important for us and we worked really hard today against Norwich.
“Every time they are difficult (to play) and they are fighting not to go down, and we know that.”
Liverpool can now eliminate second-place Chelsea from the title race by beating them at Anfield next weekend, but Suarez remains cautious about his side's chances of claiming a first league title in 24 years.
“In football, you never know what will happen,” he said. “We will keep calm and focus on the next game against Chelsea.”– Sapa-AFP