Luis Suarez scored a stunning hat-trick yesterday, his first for Liverpool, capped with his final goal being from almost the halfway line. It was the Reds’ second hat-trick this season, following Steven Gerrard‘s against Everton last month.
The question has been asked, was Luis’ the best hat-trick scored for Liverpool? Here’s a look at some of the most memorable ones in recent history.
Dirk Kuyt – vs Man United (6th March 2011)
This is the antithesis to Suarez’s. Dirk’s three goals combined wouldn’t total the distance of any of Suarez’s goals yesterday, but for the fact it was against the Mancs alone it warrants a mention here.
Steven Gerrard – vs Napoli (4th November 2010)
This was Gerrard’s stunning second half hat-trick, having only been introduced as a sub at half-time, with the Reds trailing 1-0. The skipper’s goals came in the final 15 minutes. Captain Marvel.
Peter Crouch – vs Arsenal (31st March 2007)
This was a “perfect” hat-trick; left foot, right foot, header. The third was a great goal at the Kop end, showing how good the big man is with his feet.
Michael Owen – vs Sheffield Wednesday (14th February 1998)
Owen scored an impressive 10 hat-tricks for LFC, this being his first in the League, having hit his first against Grimsby a few months previous. The then-19 year old scored two inside five minutes to bring the Reds level from being 3-1 down.
Robbie Fowler – vs Arsenal (28th August 1994)
The Premier League’s fastest ever hat-trick – 4 minutes 23 seconds. Against the famous Arsenal back-four of the mid nineties. The fresh faced teenager showed why he would be forever known as God by Liverpool fans. He hit another hat-trick against the Gunners in the same game the next season too.
Peter Beardsley – vs Man United (16th September 1990)
Beardsley’s finest hour as a Liverpool player, a superb treble against United at Anfield.
Ian Rush – vs Everton (6th November 1982)
Rush scored one, Rush scored two, Rush scored three and Rush scored four, na na na na nah.
Four goals, at Goodison. Does it get any better?
Which is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.
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