Lightning strikes twice: Luis Suarez leads Liverpool with a brilliant hat-trick but he still can’t win a penalty

Norwich, and the Carrow Road faithful in particular, must have a special envious hatred for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

After Liverpool had contributed significantly in matches against Manchester City, Sunderland and Manchester United earlier this season without converting their efforts into wins, the Reds finally got their Premier League campaign under way on Saturday with a 5-2 away dissection of the Canaries.

Last season Luis Suarez stole the headlines in the corresponding fixture with a hat-trick that included an amazing goal from the halfway-line. Lightening struck twice for the Uruguayan this season too as he again scored three in a show-stopping display.

It took 68 seconds for Luis Suarez to put Liverpool one up at Carrow road with a fine right footed finish that nestled into John Ruddy’s bottom corner.

Luis Suarez added a sublime second late in the first half as the forward punished sloppy Norwich defending by nutmegging an opponent before curling an outside of his boot shot into the far corner.

The Liverpool striker capped his hat-trick in the 57th minute as Suarez curled a shot past Ruddy’s outstretched glove from Sahin’s neat pass.

In contrast to Suarez’s goals, the Liverpool forward was still given an axe to grind after he was denied a stonewall penalty in the first half after tangling with Leon Barnett.

Brendan Rodgers had phoned Mike Riley to air his grievances about referees only last week, and the head of Professional Game Match Officials Board might have been getting another call after yet another decision went against the forward with the tarnished reputation.

(Credit to icantfeelmyarms.tumblr for the goal GIFs)