Liverpool legend Jamie Redknapp has lauded Luis Suarez's 'magnificent' performance against Norwich on Saturday and believes the Uruguayan has the potential to be one of the Premier League's greatest ever players.

Suarez scored his first hat-trick in English football as Kenny Dalglish's side eased to a comfortable 3-0 victory against Norwich at Carrow Road.

The Liverpool striker proved far too clinical for the Canaries defence, producing two supreme finishes in four minutes midway through the first half, before scoring a sublime 82nd minute third with an audacious 45-yard lob over goalkeeper John Ruddy.

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And Redknapp insists the 25-year-old could prove the difference against Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

"Luis Suarez has had a rollercoaster season, but he is a magnificent player," Redknapp told the Daily Mail. "His first Liverpool hat-trick included a wonder goal from just inside the Norwich half when his execution was sensational.

"I hope he stays in England, because he would be a great loss to our league. Suarez is going into the FA Cup final next weekend in top form and I reckon he could be the difference against Chelsea."

The win - Liverpool's second in seven Premier League games, took Suarez's goal tally to 11 this season and he paid tribute to captain Steven Gerrard, who created the opening goal for him.

"I was grateful to Stevie for the first goal," Suarez told the Liverpool Daily Post. "He pressurised the defender and then passed to me. It wasn't easy to score but I was pleased it went in. it set us on the way to get the three points."

Meanwhile, Liverpool manager has praised Suarez's performance but cautioned the result was emblematic of an improved team performance.

"[Suarez's goals] were all special for us and special for Luis," Dalglish told the Independent. "His performance epitomises the performance that the rest of the team put in. When you consider what they have to look forward to next week, it is even more [laudable] that they put that to the back of their minds.

"Every single one of the players in our squad could play for us against anybody. They are a credit to themselves the way they [go] about their work and that was rewarded with a proper result."