Mark Lawrenson claims Liverpool are in scintillating form in recent times and believes the Reds are a better team than Chelsea, who registered a 6-0 crushing win over Arsenal.

Brendan Rodgers' side has never lost a league game in this calendar year. The Merseyside club came from behind in two occasions to level the score, before winning the tie 3-6 victory over Cardiff City in their last league game.

Jose Mourinho saw his men hammer Arsenal in the league fixture at Stamford Bridge, while Manchester City had a comfortable 5-0 win over Fulham.

The result has seen Chelsea still at the top of the table with 69 points from 31 games. Liverpool are four points behind the league leaders in the second place and have a game in hand.

The former Liverpool defender is delighted with Liverpool's performance against the Welsh club. Lawrenson claims the Reds' defensive record will not be a matter of worry for the former Swansea manager due to their goal scoring form.

"At the moment Liverpool are the best team in the Premier League and that includes a Chelsea team that hammered Arsenal 6-0. Over the last six games, the Reds have been in scintillating form," Lawrenson told the Liverpool Echo.

"They weren't at their best to beat Cardiff City but when you score six goals away from home then it is happy days. Some may worry about conceding three goals but that really just doesn't matter."

"In the last couple of games we have kept clean sheets and you just have to take each game on its merit. If it was the start of the season then I would certainly say the sloppy goals conceded are a worry."

"But this is such a pivotal phase of the season that winning is the sole focus. How you win them and how many goals you concede are not important just getting three points is," he added.

Rodgers has cited mental strength as a key factor, which helped Liverpool register a win over Cardiff. Lawrenson has echoed comments made by the Reds manager and has hailed the players' attitude.

"What was most pleasing from yesterday is the mental attitude of the players to come from behind to turn the game around," Liverpool favourite said.

"When top four teams get their noses in front against sides who are battling away towards the bottom of the table then their class will always prevail. That's exactly how it played out in the Welsh capital as at 3-2 the Reds were away."