Liverpool vs. Wigan: Final score 3-0, Suarez brilliant in comfortable win

Mike Hewitt

Luis Suarez scored twice and had a hand in Liverpool's third goal, as the Reds defeated Wigan without much of a problem.

They didn't get anything going until the second half, but once Liverpool heated up just after the break, they steamrolled Wigan Athletic in a comfortable 3-0 win. Luis Suarez was at his best, scoring twice for the Reds on Saturday afternoon at Anfield.

Raheem Sterling set up his opener with a brilliant run down the right flank. With a perfect touch, he surged past Maynor Figueroa and into open space before cutting a ball back to Suarez in the center of the box. The ball was a bit behind Suarez, but he adjusted well and finished perfectly to put Liverpool up after 47 minutes.

Suarez combined with Luis Enrique for the second goal, applying a brilliant finish. He timed his run precisely on a great through ball past the Wigan defense from Enrique, then hit a stellar shot to the back post with the outside of his right foot, doubling Liverpool's lead.

Enrique added the exclamation point in the 66th minute, set up predictably by Suarez and Sterling. Ali Al-Habsi made a great save on Sterling after Suarez played him into the box, but the Wigan defense couldn't clear away, and Enrique found himself in a perfect position to poke in his side's third goal.

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