Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen believes on current form the Reds are better than they were with Luis Suarez in the side, claimimg the team has ‘taken a step forward’ from last season.
The Reds endured a tough start to the season following the sale of Suarez to Barcelona, and an injury to Daniel Sturridge that kept him sidelined for five months.
However, the Reds have turned it around in their last 10 matches, winning seven an drawing three to move within two points of the top four, as well as booking a place in the quarter finals of the FA Cup.
“At the start of the season we talked about how losing Suarez was going to have an affect but now we have overcome that. It took us a little bit of time because the injury problems we had were not ideal,” Allen said.
“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,” the Reds midfielder explained.
“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,” the 24-year-old added.