Liverpool produced yet another baseball score, a nod to their American owners, with another huge win as they aim to secure Champions League football.
After watching Chelsea demolish a hapless Arsenal 6-0 earlier in the day, the reds knew that in front of them lay a great opportunity to open up a 3 point gap over the Gunners and gain a little security in the pursuit of at least a top three spot.
Brazilian Coutinho returned to the starting line up - with Sterling making way. And it was to prove a good decision.
The reds however, started slowly against relegation battling Cardiff.
Ten minutes into the game Joe Allen gave the ball away to Jordan Mutch - his shot was struck low and Mignolet had little chance of keeping it out. But Liverpool hit back quickly when Suarez converted from a Glen Johnson cross.
But it was Cardiff who grabbed the next goal - again Mutch was involved - his through-ball being met by Frazier Campbell to put the (ahem) 'Bluebirds' back ahead.
Liverpool needed an equaliser before half time and it arrived thanks to Martin Skrtel.
He got a toe-poke on to a well placed Coutinho cross to send Liverpool into the break on level terms.
This unusual partnership bore more fruit ten minutes in to the second half.
Following a corner, another Coutinho cross landed neatly for Skrtel - this time the Slovakian heading home to turn the game on the head and put Liverpool ahead for the first time in the game. 3-2.
Liverpool had more goals but this time they would be from more routine sources.
Suarez added our fourth thanks to Sturridge, before the Uruguayan sent an assist in for Sturridge to grab his first of the game.
The redmen - who appear little concerned with the art of defending conceded a third (again from Mutch), before Suarez rounded off his hat-trick in injury time.
The fact that it was assisted from Man Utd's on loan waster Wilfried Zaha was of absolutely no interest to us at all.
Luis Suarez equals Robbie Fowler's record at Liverpool of 28 Premier League goals in a season.
Liverpool win their 6th consecutive league game for the first time since Rafa Benitez' team did it twice in 2005/06 and Liverpool also pick up a 20th Premier League victory in a season for the first time in 5 years.
Liverpool remain 4 points behind leaders Chelsea, and marginally ahead of Man City who have a couple of games in hand.
Next up for Liverpool are two home games - beginning with a rescheduled game against Sunderland.