Joe Allen calls for Liverpool response

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Midfielder Joe Allen insists Liverpool will learn from Sunday’s 3-2 loss at Southampton and regain their momentum for the remainder of the campaign.

The Reds looked to be on course for all three points at St Mary’s after Brazilian Philippe Coutinho and England international Daniel Sturridge had given the visitors a 2-0 advantage.

However, the Saints managed to battle back and secured a sensational victory with a Graziano Pelle goal wedged between two strikes from Sadio Mane.

Liverpool’s defensive frailties were once again on show and a massive 40 goals have now been conceded in the Premier League – the worst record out of the current top-nine teams.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are just seven points adrift of Manchester City in fourth, who hold the final Champions League place, and there are still hopes a top-four finish can be achieved.

The Anfield-based outfit did book their place in the Europa League quarter-finals after defeating Manchester United last week and will now take on Borussia Dortmund.

Allen, who has been in and out of the first team this season, insists the squad will be working tirelessly to put the Saints loss behind them.

He said: “We’ll make sure lessons are learned and for the rest of the season we’ll have to get that ball rolling and get some wins again.”

Liverpool return to action on April 2 when they welcome title-chasing Tottenham Hotspur to Anfield.

The hosts are 2.50 favourites to pick up all three points, the draw is priced at 3.20 while the visitors are a 2.88 as they look to keep the pressure on surprise leaders Leicester City.

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