A quiet afternoon on the whole for the Reds stopper but some of his decision-making from West Brom corners was questionable to say the least. His distribution was markedly improved. Had no chance with Morrison's penalty but denied substitute Brunt brilliantly.
Composed display from the Ivorian, who embraced the physical tussle with Anichebe and constantly looked to drive out of the back four with the ball to get his side going.
Like Johnson on the other side, always looked to get forward and deliver the ammunition for Sturridge and Suarez to capitalise on in attacking areas. It worked, as his cross led to Suarez's sublime headed goal.
Has struggled at times since his move but oozed confidence and showed a good understanding with Cissokho on the left-hand side. Was strong in the tackle and in the air.
Constant outlet for the Reds down the right and his final delivery was always a dangerous one for his attackers to meet in the centre. Was efficient in getting up and down the flank to attack and defend in equal measure.
Looked shaky on occasions, particularly when he allowed Anelka to slip away and get a shot off on goal but his resilience throughout the game was perfectly summed up by the way he recovered from that gaffe to clear the ball off the line.
Looked to be spurred on by Sir Alex Ferguson's comments on him as he ran the show in midfield. Showed neat touches and a good awareness of those around him but it was the way he constantly demanded possession that caught the eye most.
Never wasted the ball but was responsible in the way he conducted proceedings from midfield. Allowed Henderson to get closer to the front two and was content to sit and spray passes around. Great display capped off by a stunning ball for Suarez's third.
Came back into the first-team fold and slotted back into his defensive midfield role seamlessly. Hassled and harried the Baggies on the ball and was always available in front of the back four. Was unfortunate to be penalised for West Brom's lifeline from the penalty spot.
What more can you say about this magician? Scored a hat-trick of the highest order, if not quite the perfect blend of left-foot, right-foot and a header, and tormented a West Brom defence that looked frightened whenever he took the ball on in the final third. The Uruguayan was a joy to behold.
His thunder may have been stolen somewhat by Suarez's masterclass, but the other half of the 'SAS' strikeforce was equally as effective. His runs dragged Jonas Olsson and Gareth McAuley all over the place and he deserved his late goal, which was superbly taken.
Could do nothing about the exceptional Suarez goals nor Sturridge's sumptuous chip and otherwise had very little to do in terms of saves. Could only stand and watch an outstanding display of finishing but did produce two clever late stops to foil Suarez.
The combative and energetic right-back was out of sorts mainly down to Suarez's display but also Cissokho's constant running down the left wing. Was quiet going forward early on but his adventure in the second half helped earn a spot-kick for his side.
Was not especially at fault for the first goal, merely undone by the audacious Suarez nutmeg that sent the Reds forward through on goal. Struggled with the constant movement up front but it would be naive to suggest it was all down to the Baggies skipper.
Survived an early penalty shout but was outclassed by Suarez on a day to forget for the Northern Ireland international who scored on this ground in the 2-0 win last year but was too busy defensively to worry about anything in the opposition area.
Could not adjust to Liverpool's unorthodox formation and was pegged back by Johnson's penetrative runs out wide. Offered very little going forward in the opening stages but became more confident as the match wore on.
Was not as effective as in his showing at Old Trafford but showed some positivity in getting forward and supporting Anichebe early on. Was forced off due to injury prior to the interval.
By his high standards, the midfield enforcer will be disappointed by his display. Failed to get close to midfield runners and was perplexed by the way Suarez looked to drop deep at each opportunity.
Could not get close enough to any of the Reds' forwards but was a strong presence in possession. Should have had an assist but for Anelka's profligacy.
The most impressive Baggies performer on a day largely to forget. Kept going up until the final whistle as he tried every trick in the book to beat off the attentions of those trying to shackle him.
Was wasteful with his final ball and looked dreadfully lethargic throughout the contest. Missed two glorious opportunities to get his side back into it, too.
Completely anonymous. Every time the ball came near him, he was robbed of it by Liverpool's hungry defenders but, in fairness, the service into feet was not up to scratch from his team-mates.
Had done little to nothing after coming on for Amalfitano until he stroked home a penalty with consummate ease.
Was extremely quiet when he emerged from the bench, failing to offer the natural width his manager sought to get back into the game.
Thrown on in a desperate attempt to inject some pace up front and he ran the channels well during his time on the pitch but could not really put a stamp on proceedings.