Brendan Rodgers hailed a "finishing masterclass" from Luis Suarez after the forward scored his second hat-trick at Norwich in five months to hand the Liverpool manager his first win in charge.
Suarez scored a memorable treble at Carrow Road last season and he repeated the feat on Saturday as he almost single-handedly tore Norwich apart in a 5-2 win for the Merseysiders.
"His goals here were incredible last year and this was another masterclass in finishing," Rodgers said. "It was a special day for him and the team."
The Uruguayan opened the scoring from the edge of the box after just 67 seconds and made amends for missing a one-on-one chance by robbing Michael Turner and slotting past John Ruddy to make it 2-0. Suarez unselfishly played in Nuri Sahin for Liverpool's third after the break before completing his hat-trick with a curling effort just before the hour.
"His first goal was terrific," Rodgers added. "The second one typifies him because he missed his easiest chance he had, but he didn't get disappointed, won back the ball, nutmegged the defender with an incredible piece of skill and then to finish the way he did was brilliant."
Steven Gerrard completed the rout with a deflected effort and Norwich were booed off at half-time and full-time despite consolation goals from Grant Holt and Steve Morison.
The victory was Rodgers' first in the Premier League at the sixth attempt.
Norwich, on the other hand, are still searching for their first success under Chris Hughton. The Canaries always looked destined for a hiding against the Reds, and had it not been for Ruddy, the margin of victory could have been five or six.
Afterwards Hughton hit out at his defence's poor showing, saying: "You cannot afford to give them the opportunities we gave them today and that is disappointing. We will make no excuses for today or for the points we have got so far this season.
"We are all still annoyed, disappointed and angry with the goals that we conceded because it doesn't matter who you are playing if you give the opposition those sorts of opportunities there's every chance you could lose."