Liverpool equalled Chelsea’s Premier League record of scoring 97 penalties since the league’s inception in 1992. Steven Gerrard scored twice from the spot against West Ham United in a 2-1 win at Upton Park on Sunday as Liverpool leapfrogged Chelsea to return to the top of the Premier League. Those were Liverpool’s 96th and 97th converted penalties in the Premier League, matching Chelsea, and are just three away from 100. Frank Lampard had the chance to add a 98th goal from the spot for Chelsea in a 3-0 win against Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, however, saw his penalty originally saved by goalkeeper Asmir Begovic before scoring from the rebound to notch up his 250th goal for the Blues. Liverpool have seen a spike in penalties in recent times, having been awarded 10 in their last 13 league games – including three in one match against bitter rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford last month.