DESPITE Liverpool FC’s dramatic 3-1 victory over Zenit st Petersburg last night to level the scores, Luis Suarez’s brace and a scrappy goal from Joe Allen was not enough to prevent them going out of the Europa League.
The defeat means Liverpool will be without a trophy this season, but Joe Allen insists that the Reds still have a lot to play for this season. In an interview with the clubs’ official website after the game he had this to say about the match:
”It was extremely disappointing. You score, win the second leg 3-1 and still don’t go through – it’s pretty hard to take. The scoreline showed how much effort we put into the game and on another day we might have done enough to go through. It’s hard to look at the positives at the moment but when we look back I’m sure we will.”
Allen then turned his focus towards Liverpool’s ambitions for the end of the season.
”We approach every game between now and the end of the season to try and get as many points as we can and get ourselves as high a position in the table as we can. There might not be a trophy to play for but there’s plenty for us as a football club to play for and we’ll do that.”
Allen went on to describe how the tumultuous support at Anfield was an encouraging factor on the pitch.
”It made all the difference. When you’ve got an environment for opposition to come and play in like that, and support for yourself as strong as that, it really gives you a lift and helped us to almost get there.”