Could do little about Suarez's first two goals. May not like to have been beaten from that distance by the third, but the Uruguayan's chip was near perfect.
Hauled off with an injury early on in the first half.
Robbed by Suarez in his own half in the build-up to the second goal and repeated the trick just minutes later. Not his finest day, and the crowd let him know about it. Struggled to deal with Suarez all game, and was again at fault as the Uruguayan bagged his hat trick.
Dealt with Downing well. Perhaps pushed a little too high up the pitch at times, which gave Suarez space to run into and did not make Ward's day any easier.
More comfortable than his partner with the nimble Suarez. Wasn't drawn into the same kind of mistakes being made around him.
So often mistake-free at the base of midfield, he was guilty of coughing up possession in a bad position in the build-up to the first goal. Gerrard and Suarez took advantage.
Norwich's biggest threat early on. Looked like he could get the better of Carragher eventually if he persisted, but his supply dried up as Liverpool took control of the game.
Tried to play with some positivity, driving forward from a deep position in midfield, but too often played ambitious passes that didn't come off. His effort can't be faulted, however.
Virtually anonymous. Did not show enough to desire to receive the ball and run at his man and it was a surprise to see him stay on the pitch for so long.
Had good individual moments of passing and tackling in midfield but didn't seem totally sure of his role, especially in the first half. He is a good player but Lambert still seems to be trying to figure out how to best deploy him.
Held up the ball well early on but like Pilkington, faded as his service dried up. His long goalscoring drought continues.
Not particularly busy. He met a couple of long-range efforts solidly but they were shots he would expect to save.
Didn't really have a winger to mark, as Pilkington cut inside rather than attacking him from the touchline. Got forward to reasonable effect, although his deliveries weren't always first class.
Enjoyed a relatively comfortable afternoon. Wasn't overly tested by Elliott Bennett and so able to support Bellamy on the left-hand side. Provided a cross that Shelvey should have converted in the second half.
Cool, calm and composed at center back. Norwich tended to stay away from him, because he mopped up everything that did come his way without issue.
It seemed Norwich had identified the experienced defender as the weak link in Liverpool's back four because they consistently aimed their attacks in his direction. They weren't successful - Carragher was near enough flawless.
Generally, the game seemed to pass him by a little but he showed glimpses he was doing the right sort of things. Made a good run into the box in the second half, but didn't get solid contact on Enrique's cross from point blank range.
Never looked like he had the confidence to take his man on and as a result he struggled to find space. Defended responsibly and didn't over-complicate his passing. Managed to turn Naughton on one occasion, and forced a good save from Ruddy.
Tidy in a deeper central midfield position. Offered a passing option and distributed the ball well.
On hand to punish Fox for his first half mishap, supplying Suarez for the first goal of the game. Looked a threat on the break and as a late arrival in the penalty area, one such run resulting in a shot that was blocked on its way to hitting the back of the net.
The Uruguayan bagged a simply brilliant hat trick. His chances may have come courtesy of Norwich mistakes but he still had plenty to do in order to take advantage of them, his first finish in particular superbly taken on his left foot. Saved his best, though, for last, chipping Ruddy from just inside the Norwich half to complete a wonderful treble.
Busy as ever in the first half but seemed to fade as the game wore on. Didn't receive a great deal of support on his side of the pitch.
- 31 J. Steer
Did a solid job against Bellamy. Was always going to struggle for pace against the Welshman and he was intelligent to recognize that and defend in an appropriate style.
- 14 W. Hoolahan
- 11 A. Surman
- 21 A. Wilbraham
Tried to stretch the Liverpool defense with his pace but was fairly easily kept to less than dangerous areas of the pitch.
Brought on in the second half as a last roll of the dice but even the hero of the Canaries supporters could not bring them back into this game.