LIVERPOOL (Sporting Alert) — Liverpool produced another impressive performance, led by a brace from Luis Suarez, as they moved to the top of the English Premier League table standings with a 3-1 win at home against Cardiff City.
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The homes fans did cheer and celebrate the victory with the home boss and players, but their was a warm feeling in their hearts for Cardiff manager Malky Mackay, who received cheers and applauds from the Liverpool fans as he left the pitch.
As he watched his players walked off, Mackay also acknowledged the home fans’ support for him, while the visiting fans held up several banners to back their own manager as well.
The day though belonged to Liverpool and rightly so, as they dominated the first half, which they led 3-0 after the opening 45 minutes.
Suarez, who signed a new control this week, netted twice to increased his tally on the EPL scoring list to 19.
The forward and stand in captain broke the deadlock with a wonderful volley finish in the 25th minute, while Raheem Sterling scored the team’s second in the 42 minute.
Suarez added a third just before half-time as the Reds replaced Arsenal at the top of the English Premier League standings.
He said after the win: “Happy with new contract but I was focused on game. We played very well in first half. It’s too early to say that (we can win the title).
“It is important we work for the next game. When we play at home we are strong.”
A much better second half, however, saw Jordon Mutch grabbing a consolation goal for Cardiff City in the defeat.