They've now had the most pens awarded in a premier league season with 5 games still to go. I would say a mixture of their attacking style and ability to win penalties either by diving or trapping players into making contact in the box (Suarez in particular on all counts) would suggest that it's not that much of an anomaly.
How many have they had this season? The fact that it's a record, without further evidence, suggests it's an anomaly though surely?
Diving I don't buy as an argument at all as many players in the past have had diving ability (Bale, Ronaldo, Owen, Johnson) so this is not something Liverpool have more of,and even if it is then referees become accustomed to it. The trickery is one aspect but I don't know how many have been won by Suarez and is he really significantly more likely to win a pen than someone like Henry
was? I doubt it, not consistently to the level that we've seen in the last few weeks in any case.
I think it's just the (5/6?) pens in recent games that is affecting people's perceptions and won't be buying Gerrard next season on the assumption of expecting 10 (or whatever it is) penalties
And the award for the most irrelevant graphic of the day goes to....