Mar 22, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Cardiff City Stadium
CardiffCardiff City
3-6
Liverpool
Mutch (9', 88'), Campbell (25')
Cala (33'), da Silva (50')
FT(HT: 2-2)
Suarez (16', 60', 90'), Skrtel (41', 53'), Sturridge (75')
Gerrard (2'), Skrtel (90'), Allen (90')

Result: Liverpool edge nine-goal thriller against Cardiff City

Liverpool secure a dramatic 6-3 win against Cardiff City away from home to move to 65 points in the Premier League table.

Liverpool have maintained their Premier League title challenge with a 6-3 win against Cardiff City away from home.

Cardiff started well, with Fraizer Campbell pushing on before being fouled by Steven Gerrard. Kevin Theopile-Catherine also fired over the crossbar after Campbell had directed a deep corner back into the box.

Fraizer Campbell of Cardiff scores his team's second goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match against Liverpool on March 22, 2014© Getty Images

The home side soon took the lead, however. Sloppy play from Liverpool gave the ball to Campbell, who then passed it to Jordon Mutch on the edge of the area. Gerrard tried to block his route to goal, but the Cardiff midfielder drilled a low shot beyond Simon Mignolet.

The away side struggled to find a response, but stunned their opponents with a goal out of nothing. Jordan Henderson played in Glen Johnson and, after the defender assessed his options, he picked out Luis Suarez, who then rolled in his 26th goal of the season.

Luis Suarez of Liverpool scores a goal to level the scores at 1-1 during the Barclays Premier League match against Cardiff City on March 22, 2014© Getty Images

The Bluebirds restored their advantage when Campbell, having jinked past Daniel Agger and John Flanagan, curled the ball beyond the dive of Mignolet.

Liverpool equalised for a second time when Skrtel showed determination to prod the ball in from close range.

Martin Skrtel of Liverpool is congratulated by teammates after scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Cardiff City on March 22, 2014© Getty Images

Brendan Rodgers's team took advantage of some poor Cardiff defending early in the second half to complete their comeback and go ahead for the first time in the match.

Skrtel was left unmarked to head in from a Philippe Coutinho corner, and then Suarez connected with Daniel Sturridge's back-heel with a powerful effort into the bottom corner.

It was five with 15 minutes left to play when Sturridge slotted in from six yards after collecting a drilled pass from Suarez.

Cardiff weren't finished, however, and Kenwyne Jones nodded to Mutch, who then powered a header past Mignolet.

There was just enough time for Suarez to seal his hat-trick with a composed finish past David Marshall.

Luis Suarez of Liverpool scores a goal to level the scores at 1-1 during the Barclays Premier League match against Cardiff City on March 22, 2014
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