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Allen desperate to improve form

14 February 2013 13:37

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen is looking to reverse a form slump in Thursday's Europa League first leg against Zenit St Petersburg.

The former Swansea man was a regular fixture under Brendan Rodgers following his 15-million-pound move, after following the Reds boss to Anfield from Wales, but has featured in just two of the last nine starting line-ups.

Allen said he has not been at his best recently, but has pinpointed Liverpool's tricky last-32 away tie against Zenit as a chance to prove his worth.

"My form hasn't been great, especially compared to the start of the season, but that is more down to myself," he told reporters.

"But I am looking forward to working hard and try to turn things around a little bit.

"I haven't played that much recently so any chance I get to participate then I'll be hoping to impress as much as I can and stake my claim.

"We were bitterly disappointed after Monday's defeat to West Brom - that goes without saying - but we have this tie to look forward to and refocus."

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Zenit

L W W L W

2 - 0

Competition
UEFA Europa League
Date
14 February 2013
Kick-off
18:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
2 - 0
On aggregate
3 - 3

Goals

Hulk 69'
(assist by I. Denisov) 
1 - 0
S. Semak 72'
(assist by A. Anyukov) 
2 - 0

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
25 72'
20
94
24
77
21
30
# Player Bookings
21
1
16
29
30
33
47

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