Liverpool top the league on Christmas Day

Liverpool have the distinction of topping the Premier League on Christmas Day after Arsenal and Chelsea played out a goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium yesterday evening.

The visitors best effort came in the first half when Frank Lampard hit the woodwork, while Olivier Giroud squandered two good efforts that, if converted, would have seen the Gunners reclaim top spot.

The clean sheet was only the second the Blues have kept in their past twelve league games, while it was only the second time Arsenal had failed to score in the league all season.

The last time Liverpool topped the table on December 25th was during the 2008/09 campaign under Rafael Benitez.

The Reds went on to finish in second place that season, four points behind Manchester United, who at the time moved level with Liverpool on eighteen league titles.

Meanwhile, captain Steven Gerrard has told Sky Sports that he believes that Luis Suarez is currently “the best player in the world”.

The Uruguay forward has been in scintillating form this season, scoring nineteen goals in just twelve Premier League appearances, as well as chipping in with five assists.

The 26 year old’s goal tally is great than that of eleven of the sides in the English top flight.

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