'Special' Luis Suarez fires FA Cup final warning with hat-trick against Norwich

Norwich 0 Liverpool 3

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Kenny Dalglish has no doubts hat-trick man Luis Suarez is a "special" player, but feels his whole Liverpool squad deserve credit for the manner in which they warmed up for the FA Cup final with a 3-0 win at Norwich.

The Uruguay forward proved far too hot for the Canaries defence to handle, producing two clinical finishes in four minutes midway through the first half, before scoring a superb 82nd-minute third when he lobbed the ball over goalkeeper John Ruddy from just inside the Norwich half.

However, the win – only a second in seven Premier League games – was, according to Dalglish, down to more than just the efforts of one man.

"[Suarez's goals] were all special for us and special for Luis," Dalglish said. "His performance epitomises the performance that the rest of the team put in. When you consider what they have to look forward to next week, it is even more [laudable] that they put that to the back of their minds. Every single one of the players in our squad could play for us against anybody. They are a credit to themselves the way they [go] about their work and that was rewarded with a proper result."

Booked Norwich - Ward, Howson, Vaughan, R Bennett

Man of the match Suarez.

Possession Norwich 40% Liverpool 60%.

Attempts on target Norwich 3 Liverpool 9

Referee M Halsey (Lancashire)

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