The marvelous Luis Suarez was at it again on Saturday afternoon, picking apart the Cardiff defense to the tune of 2 goals and an assist in Liverpool’s 3-1 win at Anfield
Liverpool’s newest record signing just can’t be contained at the moment, with Suarez notching goals number 18 and 19 of the season today along with his 5th assist on the year as well during Liverpool’s convincing 3-1 victory over tumultuous Cardiff City today. Suarez and his fellow Reds did all the damage within the game’s first 45 minutes, with the Uruguayan scoring first via a volley off a Jordan Henderson cross on 25 minutes before assisting Raheem Sterling on 42 to break the game open for the home side.
Suarez capped the scoring frenzy in first half stoppage time with a curling effort from just outside the box that evaded Cardiff keeper David Marshall and bounced into the bottom right of goal, sending Anfield into jubilation for the third time in 20 minutes. Cardiff battled hard towards the end for their manager Malky Mackay though, snatching a consolation goal in the 58th minute via a Jordan Mutch header off a peter Whittingham set piece.
However, the chaotic scenes at Cardiff City continued throughout the day with owner Vincent Tan on hand to make things just that more difficult for Manager Malky Mackay, who is rumored to be on his way out of town following several heated disputes with Tan. The basis of these disputes has not enitrely been about Cardiff’s mediocre Premier League record however, but rather Mackay’s spending habits, with the Scottish Manager spending over 10 Million pounds more than expected this past transfer window to help finance the big- money acquisitions of the following players:
Striker Andreas Cornelius (£7.5million) Return: (0 Goals, o Assists in 5 Appearances)
Centre-Half Steven Caulker (£8million) Return: (2 Goals, 0 Assists, 4 Clean Sheets in 17 Appearances)
Midfielder Gary Medel (£11million) Return: (o Goals, 0 Assists in 17 Appearances)
Regardless, Mackay has remained steadfast in his commitment to the club, vowing to “Never resign my position” and pretty much all but daring Tan to fire him. The Cardiff supporters appear to feel the same way, saluting Mackay for near-on 10 minutes after the final whistle and signing his name when he wandered their way to show his appreciation, perhaps for the final time…
All in all there were 2 stories to take from the day at Anfield, one of a team on the rise and player at his peak, the other of a team in despair and modern football potentially claiming another victim.