Liverpool striker Luis Suarez led a one-man demolition of Norwich City with four goals as the Merseyside football club thrashed the visitors 5-1 at Anfield.
The Uruguayan opened with a long-range screamer on the 15-minute mark, Suarez adding a left-footed finish from a corner on 29 minutes, a half-volley with 10 minutes to go to the break, then rounding it out with a 25-yard free kick
Suarez becomes the first Reds player to score three hat-tricks against the same club.
Liverpool stay fourth, as the top four all won their midweek fixtures. Second-placed Chelsea won 4-3 at Sunderland while Manchester City won 3-2 at West Bromwich Albion.
Manchester United lost 1-0 at home to Everton and also lost further ground in the Premier League title race, dipping to ninth.