Midfielder staying positive
Liverpool's Joe Allen admits that his side have to learn from their mistakes as they try to get to grips with Brendan Rodgers's ideas.
The Red's went down 3-2 in their Europa League tie at home against Udinese, and although they fought back bravely in the second half with the introduction of Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard they were unable to take any points away from the game. Although Allen believes there are positives to be taken from the performance, it was a five minute period at the start of the second half that caught Rodgers' side by surprise and saw the Italian outfit take a 3-1 lead. Suarez undoubtedly had an impact when brought on and he scored a stunning free-kick, Liverpool however were able to capitalise on all of their pressure. Afterwards, Allen told Liverpoolfc.com: "It's very frustrating. To be leading 1-0 at home, controlling the game and looking very comfortable, but then coming off the pitch with nothing is a bitter pill to swallow. "In the last 20 minutes, we really did throw everything at them. We created some good chances and played some good attacking, fast-flowing football. "But unfortunately, that five-minute spell really, really cost us and we'll have to learn from it going into our next European encounter." He added: "If you look at the game, there certainly were positives to take - it was just the cheap goals we gave away that is probably our one and only disappointment.