Suarez’s double sends Liverpool top of EPL

By The Rainbow

Luis Suarez marked his new Liverpool contract with two goals on Saturday to send his team provisionally top of the Premier League with a 3-1 victory over Cardiff.

The Uruguay striker's first-half double took his tally to a Premier League record 19 goals this season, having missed the start of the season while banned for biting.

On the eve of the match, Suarez signed a new Liverpool deal through 2018.

Between Suarez's strikes, Raheem Sterling also scored for Liverpool, and Jordon Mutch scored Cardiff's only goal in the second half.

Liverpool moved a point ahead of Arsenal, which plays Chelsea on Monday.

The loss will likely further weaken coach Malky Mackay's grip on the Cardiff job amid a power struggle with owner Vincent Tan, who was at Anfield.