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Luis Suarez wanted more, Brendan Rodgers wanted more and the away end wanted more.
After a poor first half the Reds produced an emphatic turnaround to twice come from behind and win emphatically in the Welsh capital.
It wasn't quite the poetry in motion it has been at times this season but it was another breathless chapter in a whirlwind Liverpool campaign.
They weren't at their very best - especially in the first half - but not for the first time the phenomenal firepower of the SAS proved the difference.
Luis Suarez is on a goalscoring tear that could eclipse yet more milestones.
A third hat-trick of the season now puts the Uruguayan level with Robbie Fowler for the most goals scored for Liverpool during the Premier League era - 28.
And with Chelsea smashing Arsenal for six and Manchester City thumping five past Fulham it was imperative for Rodgers' side to maintain momentum in the title race.
To think, Liverpool had not won at Cardiff in the league for 85 years.
But the goals from Suarez, complimented by two from Skrtel and a 19th goal of the season for Daniel Sturridge, ended that drought.
Philippe Coutinho replaced Raheem Sterling at the tip of the diamond that has proved so pivotal in away trips to Manchester United and Southampton in recent weeks.
Joe Allen and Jordan Henderson provided the width while Gerrard sat deep, allowing Coutinho to spearhead the attack.
However, in just the first minute the skipper set the tone for a bedraggled opening 45 minutes with a booking for a rash challenge on Fraizer Campbell.
The Reds were slow, lethargic and struggled to get a collective run of passes together as they were overawed by an explosive start from the hosts.
How Cardiff wanted and needed a result and it showed.
The warning signs were there for Liverpool as on three occasions Jordon Mutch was able to find space for a cross on the right side.
That burst of pressure continued and it eventually broke Liverpool's defensive dam.
Allen saw his pass intercepted by Campbell who slid a low cross for Mutch to slot home with relative ease in just the eighth minute.
Liverpool were asleep and they paid a heavy price for their lacklustre start.
But eight minutes later, a first positive passage of play resulted in the equaliser.
Coutinho pushed and probed on the edge of box and eventually passed it off to Henderson. The midfielder threaded an inch perfect pass for Glen Johnson who crossed for Suarez to net his 26th league goal from close range.
Finally, Liverpool were able to dominate possession after a nightmare start and were close to completing the turnaround when Daniel Sturridge almost picked out Suarez with a cross.
That progress was quickly ended when former Manchester United striker Campbell put Cardiff back in front. Mutch turned provider and was given far too much time deep in midfield to play a defence splitting ball for the attacker, who checked back inside and finished superbly in the 25th minute.
What was the initial response from Liverpool? A wild effort from 25 yards out from Coutinho and a shot indicative of the first half display.
But just before the half-time whistle, Martin Skrtel got his side back on level terms by poking home a beautiful cross from Coutinho after a short corner.
It was a fifth goal of the season for the defender and he was not finished there.
Soon after the interval the Slovakian headed the Reds into the lead for the first time in the match. Coutinho's corner found Skrtel free at the front post and from there it was all Liverpool.
Rodgers' side merely stoked their embers but once they blazed, the sight was breathtaking, colourful, and as riveting as watching a firework display.
Suarez grabbed his second on the hour mark but he had his striker partner Sturridge to thank for a quite breathtaking assist.
The busy Johnson galloped down the right wing yet again and another cross found Sturridge who, with his back to play, back heeled the ball into the path of Suarez to smash home.
Sturridge revealed how he likes to watch his goals while heading to the team bus - this is another clip he'll want to add to that.
The striker then ensured the game would finish a procession with a fifth when Suarez sprung from a driving run following Johnson's long ball to calmly square for his strike partner in the 75th minute.
There was still time for Suarez to grab his hat-trick late on after he outmuscled Juan Cala to finish one-on-one.
The Reds backline faltered again in the 88th minute when they conceded a third.
Mutch netted his second with a header after a Theophile-Catherine whipped-in cross was cushioned down by Jones for him to head home from just yards out.
But a sixth consecutive win for the first time in eight years was in the bag for Liverpool.
Lapses in concentration at the back continue to be a worry and the result means Liverpool surpassed a club record goal tally in the Premier League.
Rodgers, though, still wanted more from his team in the closing stages and on the display yesterday he will surely be thinking of more than just Champions League qualification this season