Liverpool Top and Looking HOT!

Karen PatelCorrespondent IOctober 26, 2008

Magnificent Liverpool toppled Chelsea today to go to top of the Premier League and three points clear of their rivals.

Xabi Alonso scored the goal to clinch victory for Rafa's side and despite what the 1-0 scoreline suggests, the three points always looked likely to go back to Anfield.

Chelsea's 86 game unbeaten record at home in the league was finally diminished thanks to a gritty yet classy display from the Mighty Reds.

Recently I have been cautious after Liverpool victories and a few Bleacher Report members have slated me for being 'too negative', but this time there is absolutely nothing to be negative about.

Every player in a red shirt worked their socks off and at times they made title favorites Chelsea look mediocre, with players like Deco and Lampard resorting to long-range efforts that were nowhere near testing Reina.

Chelsea's two shots on target are testament to just how good Liverpool were. 

The home side may point to the fact that they had Joe Cole and Didier Drogba missing to name a few, but this was more or less the same team that demolished Middlesbrough 5-0 last weekend and left pundits purring at their strength in depth and eye-catching play.

This time it was Liverpool that were more pleasing to the eye as Messrs Gerrard, Riera, and Keane effortlessly carved Chelsea open on several occasions.  This was without their most influential striker, Fernando Torres.

There is a long way to go yet, but Liverpool have now taken six points from their two 'big four' clashes and that is a huge psychological boost.  They are also sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League, a full three points clear of everyone else.

With Torres on his way back from injury and Gerrard and Keane returning to top form, I think the best is still yet to come.