HOME| EDITORIAL STAFF CONTACT US| RSS
      
Premier League (England)

LIVERPOOL, Allen: "It will click"

17.09.2012 11.58 by TM W  read 1023
Source: liverpoolfc.tv
© foto di Tommaso Loreto

Joe Allen reflected on Liverpool's hard-fought 1-1 draw against Sunderland on Saturday and insisted the Reds demonstrated enough commitment and quality to win the game.

The Wales international was as diligent as ever in the centre of the park for the visitors, taking more touches than any other player on the field and playing more passes.

And the 22-year-old believes that if the side keep moving the ball about and fashioning goalscoring opportunities, they are heading in the right direction to pick up their first win of the Barclays Premier League campaign.

"It will click," he told the Liverpool Echo. "We don't want to start making excuses and putting too much down to luck but there's definitely an element of that at the moment, you can't deny it.

"It seems to take the opposition one chance to get a goal. We keep plugging away and do everything right and it hasn't quite clicked at times. I'm confident it will and we're really looking forward to it happening.

"Sunderland are a tough team to play against, they gave everything and made it as difficult as possible for us to get back into it.

"But having said that, there were enough chances for us to have won the game. We controlled the game and the biggest positive is the spirit we showed after going behind.

"Nine times out of 10, you show spirit and commitment like that and you won't go too far wrong.

"The ability and quality is there."

The midfielder also took time out to praise the support the team received from travelling Liverpool fans on Saturday after an emotional week in which the Hillsborough Independent Panel released its report.

The Reds fans were in full voice from first minute to last and Allen's main regret is that the players could not take all three points back to Merseyside as a fitting tribute to their unwavering support.

"We wanted to do it for the fans," he said. "We spoke about that before the game. It's been a tough week for everyone and it's unfortunate we couldn't give the fans the three points.

"They gave us fantastic support until the end and they kept us going. It's disappointing we only got a point.

"It was a soft goal for us to give away and it's always tough to chase the game, especially away from home."

Raheem Sterling was one of Liverpool's stand-out performers as the winger continued his fine start to the season in the Reds' first team.

And Allen insisted the whole side are pleased with his dedication to the cause.

"You forget how young Raheem is, given the way he plays," said Allen.

"It's fantastic for him, and to continue right up to the 90th minute at that level is very impressive.

"The whole team are very proud of him."

Other news Premier League (England)
Other news
Highlight

ENGLAND/ MAN CITY, Pellegrini: "David Silva has a problem in his ligament"

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says David Silva is out for three weeks with a knee ligament injury picked up against Newcastle in the League Cup. The Spain international underwent a scan on Thursday after limping off after just nine minutes of the 2-0 defeat to Alan

PARMA, Leonardi: "In January we'll be attentive on the market"

Interviewed by Teleducato, Parma CEO Pietro Leonardi has declared: "At the moment I woul be happy to recover Paletta, Biabiany and Cassani. Of co
 

SEVILLA, Mbia: "Coming here was my priority"

Interviewed by Diesefoot.fr, Sevilla FC midfielder Stéphane Mbia has declared: "Coming back here has always been my priority. Together wit
 

ARSENAL v BURNLEY, Preview - Wenger on team news: "Wilshere won't probably be available"

Talking about team news regarding injured and suspended players, the day before Premier League home match against Burnley, Arsenal manager Arsè
 

PSG, Lucas Moura: "Happy to have scored my first double here"

Commenting upon the 2 goals scored against Bordeaux, Paris Saint-Germain offensive midfielder and winger Lucas Moura stated: "I'm very happy
 

BORUSSIA DORTMUND, Klopp: "A very good first half from us at St.Pauli"

Commenting upon the 3-0 inflicted to St. Pauli, Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp stated: "We had a very good first half, we deserved to get
 
   Editore: TC&C srl web content publisher since 1994 Partita IVA 01488100510