Luis Suarez was the star-man for Liverpool as he helped them to go top after a 3-1 victory against Crystal Palace.

The Uruguayan striker played his first game at Anfield since April when he was given a 10-match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic, but Suarez showed he is hungrier than ever and netted his third goal in three games for the Reds.

Suarez started alongside Daniel Sturridge in attack and they were quick to make it 2-0 in just 17 minutes time.

The former Ajax captain was first of the duo and after 13 minutes of open play he converted Jose Enrique's cross in a goal.

Four minutes later Daniel Sturridge showed some great technique as he went past Damien Delaney before thumping a powerful shot past Palace's keeper Julian Speroni. This was his 14th goal in 14 games.

After Liverpool's great start Palace started to show signs of improvement and in the 28th minute Jimmy Kebe came close to scoring, but his effort was saved by Simon Mingolet and then Kolo Toure cleared the ball.

Mamadou Sakho then came close to helping the visitors as he almost scored an own goal after he tried to clear Cameron Jerome's cross.

But in the 37 minute it was all over for Eagles as Moxey fouled Raheem sterling and the referee gave the Reds a penalty. This was a very harsh decision on Palace as the foul was outside the box.

Yet Steven Gerrard didn't care about that and make it 3-0 from the spot.

Despite the result, the home team continued with their efforts and three minutes later Victor Moses somehow missed to score from four yards after a brilliant cross from Suarez.

The second half was much more quiet until Dwight Gayle scored. Jose Campana took a free-kick and Gayle glanced it into the net.

This proved to be too little too late for Palace and it ended 3-1 for Liverpool.

Sturridge and Suarez again showed they are one of the best attacking duos in Europe. The SAS have now scored 11 goals combined in the nine games they have started together.

It is still too early to say if the Merseyside team can make a serious title challenge, but if Sturridge keeps scoring and Suarez doesn't receive another ban, then Liverpool could make something more than a top four finish.

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