Joe Allen: Liverpool are a better team without Luis Suarez

Joe Allen believes Liverpool are a more potent side than earlier in the season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Joe Allen believes Liverpool are a better team without their former talisman Luis Suarez.

The Uruguay international completed a £75m move to Barcelona from Liverpool in the summer transfer window after the forward scored 31 goals in 33 Premier League games.

If anything with the different system we play this season, we might even have taken a step forward

Joe Allen

The Reds initially struggled without their South American magician, however, Brendan Rodgers has been deploying a 3-4-3 system to great effect in recent months.

Liverpool midfielder Allen reckons the current formation is suits the Liverpool players, prompting a higher level of performance.

“At the start of the season we talked about how losing Suarez was going to have an affect but now we have overcome that,” Allen is quoted as saying by GOAL.

“It took us a little bit of time because the injury problems we had were not ideal.

“We are certainly back up to that level now and, if anything with the different system we play this season, we might even have taken a step forward.

“We have a more clinical edge now than we did at the start of the season. That’s grown with our momentum and picking up points – it tends to happen that way.

“We would have wished it was earlier than it has been, but we’ve still got plenty of time left this season to really go on and achieve things.”

Liverpool are two points behind fourth-placed Manchester United after the Reds were 2-0 winners against Champions League-chasing Southampton at St Mary’s on Sunday.

The 18-time English champions are 10-games unbeaten in the Premier League following a 3-0 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford in mid-December.

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Liverpool make the trip to Besitkas for the second leg of their Europa League last-32 tie on Thursday before the Reds face Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.


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