Liverpool’s Joe Allen: League table doesn’t reflect our performances

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen believes the Premier League table does not reflect the Reds' performances this season

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Brendan Rodgers signed Joe Allen from Swansea City Photo: WBUR, via Flickr

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Joe Allen believes the Premier League table does not reflect some of Liverpool’s performances this season.

Brendan Rodgers’ men were held to a goalless draw by Stoke City at Anfield on Sunday, leaving Liverpool in 14th place with just one victory in six attempts.

Allen, who was signed in a £15m deal from Swansea in August, is confident the quality of players at the club will ensure the Reds start to move up the table and have a successful campaign.

“The table doesn’t reflect some of the performances and the things that have happened to Liverpool this season,” he told Liverpool’s website.

“With change at a football club it does take a while for things to embed and settle in.

“Liverpool is full of world-class players and I’m privileged to play alongside them. I’m looking forward to a successful season.

“You can really see the style of play is coming into its own. The performance at Norwich typified that so I’m looking forward to the club climbing up the table.”

Allen was recently named Welsh Footballer of the Year, and the 21-year-old is relishing the chance to help his country beat Scotland in Friday’s World Cup qualifier.

“It will be a big night,” he added.

“We do not want to heap too much pressure on ourselves as footballers or as a team, but we have to make sure that our preparations are perfect going into the game.

“It was a bad day at the office [against Serbia]. Everyone will be striving as hard as they can to make sure we put that straight in Friday’s game.”

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