I was under the impression liquid yeast bore the best results?
It depends entirely on the result you want. Dried yeasts are easier and often ferment more reliably over a wider temperature range. 'Best' is an arbitrary term, really. All yeasts, dried and liquid, have different characteristics. Some bring out malt, some give fruity esters, some ferment dry, some sweeter. Temperature affects the result a liquid yeast gives, too, probably moreso than dried.
You need to go through the Wyeast site, decide on the characteristics you want and get a yeast that acheives it.
If you start with this:http://www.wyeastlab.com/hb_styleguidelines.cfm
Look for the type of beer and click on it. At the bottom are the recommended yeasts. Click on them in turn to see how they perform.
It's horses for courses.