Liverpool star can smash record set by United legend on Sunday!

Suarez Dribbling

Hungry goal-scorer Luis Suarez could soon surpass goal-scoring exploits of former Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Is it really that unfathomable that Liverpool striker Luis Suarez could score a hat-trick against West Ham United on Sunday, April 6?

The Uruguayan has been in exceptional form this season and has, on a minutes per goal basis, been more effective in terms of goals and assists than Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and runners-up Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery.

Ribery has been responsible for scoring or setting up a goal once every 67 minutes in the Bundesliga this season, Messi has a current attacking efficiency of a goal/assist every 55 minutes in La Liga and Ronaldo has lagged behind somewhat with a per 62 minute average.

Suarez, though, leaves all three players in his wake - the same three players voted as the top three footballers in world soccer for the 2013 calendar year.

Thus far, Suarez has returned a goal or assist once every 49 minutes in Premier League football.

It is a consistency and prolificacy unseen in English football in the modern age and, if he were to score twice on Sunday, at Upton Park, then he would equal the overall highest haul in a single league campaign - set previously by Alan Shearer in the 1995-96 season at Blackburn Rovers and also met by Cristiano Ronaldo for United in 2007-08.

Suarez, does, of course, have a good individual history against the Irons having provided an assist in the 3-1 loss at the Boleyn Ground in February, 2011, remained fairly quiet in the 0-0 draw in April last year but scored twice and assisted once in the 4-1 victory at Anfield just five months ago.

Against West Ham, he has played 270 minutes, scored twice and set two up, also. This is an attacking efficiency of a goal scored or assist provided once every 67.5 minutes; slightly lower than his average for the season.

Liverpool are on a hot-streak. Not only in the Premier League, having won eight in a row, but also against the Hammers, winning seven and losing just one of their last ten.

They may well continue that run on Sunday and Suarez will no doubt play a significant part.

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If he scores twice, he equals Ronaldo's and Shearer's record with five games spare.

If he scores a hat-trick, he smashes it.

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