2 Dec 2008

Liverpool go top in EPL

6:01 pm on 2 December 2008

Liverpool have gone top of the English Premier football League but missed the chance to open a three-point lead when they were held nil-all at home by West Ham United.

For the second consecutive league game at Anfield, Liverpool failed to break down resolute opponents and West Ham had chances to steal an unlikely victory.

Liverpool climbed one point above Chelsea with 34 from 15 games after the Stamford Bridge team had lost 2-1 to Arsenal yesterday.

Defender Sami Hyypia went close three times with headers for Liverpool while Dirk Kuyt nearly won it late on after being picked out by Steven Gerrard.

Former Liverpool player Craig Bellamy almost broke the deadlock for West Ham though, thumping a shot against the inside of a post in the first half.