Luis Suárez and his incredible goalscoring record against Norwich

With Norwich City in relegation danger and in dire need of points, playing Premier League leaders Liverpool this Sunday will not give the Canaries much of a respite.

However, one man in particular will strike fear into the Carrow Road side’s rearguard.

Luis Suárez is a complete handful for any and all opposition, but Norwich have been on the receiving end of the mercurial Uruguayan’s wrath on more occasions than most.

The former Ajax attacker has scored an incredible 11 goals against the men in yellow in five outings, with some spectacular strikes along the way.

Suárez became the first player to score three Premier League hat-tricks against the same club earlier this term and with Daniel Sturridge injured ahead of this weekend’s clash, will be the focal point for the Liverpool attack once more.

The tempestuous South American first came up against the Canaries in October 2011 at Anfield, but despite playing the full 90 minutes did not score as Norwich escaped from Merseyside with a 1-1 draw.

Since then Liverpool and Suárez have shown Norwich little mercy.

Luis SuárezThe centre forward’s next outing against the Canaries heralded a hat-trick, with Suárez scoring all three goals in a 3-0 victory for the Reds in April 2012. The strike that sealed his triumvirate of goals was an audacious lob from 45 yards out that sailed past John Ruddy into the opposition net.

Liverpool returned to Carrow Road five months later in September 2012 and once again recorded a big win, ending up as 5-2 victors. Suárez ended up with a hat-trick once more, effectively ending the game as a contest single-handedly before the hour mark.

Norwich were on the receiving end of five more goals in January 2013, this time without reply in a 5-0 thumping at Anfield. Suárez ‘only’ scored one of the five this time round, but that strike did mark his 20th of the 2012-13 campaign.

The Uruguayan’s last outing against the Canaries was certainly the most impressive, with Suárez netting four goals in a 5-1 demolition earlier this term back in December.

It was this performance that inspired pundits and experts to wax lyrical about the talented forward, with past disciplinary misdemours starting to be forgotten. Suárez’s sheer ability was on show for all to see in this virtuoso performance and it was a turning point in the striker being spoken about as one of the best in the world.

Ruddy was again powerless to stop the ball flying past him seemingly at will, with Suárez striking from distance in a breathtaking display of marksmanship once more.

Liverpool were robbed of Sturridge’s services that day as the England international was injured, leaving Suárez as the main man in the Reds’ attack.

With a similar scenario this weekend, Neil Adams will need to come up with a tactical masterstroke to prevent the Uruguayan from adding to his personal haul against Norwich and moving his team one step closer to the Premier League title.

I am a freelance football journalist from Northern Ireland living in Broome in Western Australia. I have worked for top media outlets such as FourFourTwo,, Soccerlens, Football Fancast and Here is the City. I am a lifelong and long-suffering Tottenham fan. Follow me on Twitter at @90MinsOnline
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